Fannie Lou Hamer was born this day, October 6, 94 years ago in 1917. As election season is nearly in full force and as your children may be discussing politics in their classroom or homeschool room, are they familiar with the enormous contribution and amazing story of Fannie Lou Hamer?
Grab the kid(s), and get your 15 minutes (at least) in with the kids teaching them about this great American. Below is perhaps her most famous speech, given in 1964 at the Democratic National Convention.
This is why I love homeschooling, many schools would never discuss the life and contributions of Fannie Lou Hamer. I know I did not learn about her until college. But if you can’t control the main meal, give them the supplement!
May we all get sick and tired of being sick and tired, and spark change.