Prisoners Of Conscience Committee

Prisoners Of Conscience Committee
The Prisoners of Conscience Committee Founded by Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. during the nine years he spent in prison in the 1990's.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Long Live Fannie Lou Hamer!

On June 9, 1963 Fannie Lou Hamer and several other activists stopped in Winona, MS on their way back from a voter registration workshop. They were arrested for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter and sent to jail where they were beaten. The damage done to Hamer’s eyes, legs, and kidneys would affect her for the rest of her life. Fannie Lou Hamer spoke of this incident, and others, in her testimony before the Credentials Committee at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Read more: Click Here

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