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Fannie Lou Hamer, American, 1917 - 1977  Search this
Reverend Solomon Gort Jr., American, 1936 - 1989  Search this
Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian American, 1941 - 1998  Search this
Rev. Ralph Edwin King Jr., American, born 1936  Search this
Dorothy Irene Height, American, 1912 - 2010  Search this
Aaron Henry, American, 1922 - 1997  Search this
Rev. Lucius Walker  Search this
Ella Baker, American, 1903 - 1986  Search this
Andrew Jackson Young, American, born 1932  Search this
John M. Perkins, American, born 1930  Search this
Rep. Julian Bond, American, 1940 - 2015  Search this
Vincent Harding Ph. D., American, 1931 - 2014  Search this
Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Sr., American, 1920 - 1984  Search this
Owen. H Brooks, American, 1928 - 2014  Search this
Charles Evers, American, born 1922  Search this
Honorable Bennie Thompson, American, born 1948  Search this
Earl S. Lucas, American, born 1938  Search this
Cleve McDowell, American, died 1997  Search this
Amzie Moore, American, 1911 - 1982  Search this
Honorable Robert G. Clark Jr., American, born 1928  Search this
Thema Barnes, American  Search this
Dr. Lula C. Dorsey, American, 1938 - 2013  Search this
Dave Dennis, American, born 1940  Search this
Thomas E. Edwards, Sr. High School, American  Search this
Freedom Farm Cooperative, American, founded 1969  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
souvenir programs
Place used:
Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
March 20, 1977
A funeral program for Fannie Lou Hamer. The program is printed in black text on two sheets of white paper folded to create four interior pages. The front cover prominently features a black-and-white photograph of Hamer with text above and below, centered inside a thin, black frame. She is depicted from the shoulders up, facing the viewer. The text above the portrait reads [OBSEQUIES]. The text below reads, [Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer / Sunday, March 20, 1977 / FUNERAL SERVICES 2:00 P. M. / Williams Chapel Baptist Church / RULEVILLE, MISSISSIPPI / MEMORIAN SERVICE 3:30 P. M. / Ruleville Central High School]. Page one features a program of speakers and performers for Sunday, March 20, 1977 at 2:00pm. Pages two and three include a biography for Hamer, a history of her Civil Rights advocacy, her attempts to run for Congress, and her awards and degrees from various universities. Page four is a program of speakers and performers for Sunday, March 20, 1977 at 3:30pm. Printed on the inside of the back cover is a list of flowerbearers, active pallbearers, and honorary pallbearers. The list of honorary pallbearers continues on the back side of the back cover.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Politics  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social reform  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Women  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ms. Eddie Lee Bibbs of Cleveland, MS.
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Public Domain
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