JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in the tiny Mississippi Delta town of Ruleville to dedicate a statue of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer.
Hamer died in 1977. She was known for saying she was "sick and tired of being sick and tired."
She drew national attention in 1964 when she and other members of the racially integrated Freedom Democratic Party challenged the seating of the state's all-white delegation to the Democratic National Convention.
She also helped register black voters when doing so put her own life in danger ...
1. Each hour on every show, Joe Madison plays an audio quote from her
You can pray until you faint.
But if you don't get up and start to do something, God is not gonna put it in your lap.
And there's no need of runnin' an no need of sayin' "Honey I'm not gonna get in the mess".
Because if you are born in America with a Black face, you are born in the mess.
Congratulations for this memorial!! Her story is so heart-breaking but so inspirational.