||Fannie (Townsend) Hamer was a part of the Civil Rights Activist Movement.|
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Fannie Lou Hamer (/ˈheɪmər/; born Fannie Lou Townsend; was an American voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and philanthropist. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi's Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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