In light of the important decisions voters will make this year, State Senator Mattie Hunter decided to highlight a true champion of African-American voting rights and racial equality – Fannie Lou Hamer – for Black History Month.

Fannie Lou Hamer's activism in the 1960s propelled the civil rights movement and mobilized thousands of black voters to engage in the political process, and she bore the scars from countless violent attempts to silence and intimate her along the way.

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Springfield, IL 62706
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