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Saturday, July 4 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Diane Nash: women in the civil rights movement

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Fannie Lou Hamer famously said, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Though a powerful figure in the civil rights movement, the important role that she and other Black women played in the civil rights movement is often overshadowed  by Martin Luther King. This talk will dig into the contributions of three woman whose voices, courage and insights were of critical importance in shaping the early civil rights movement and pivotal in smashing Jim Crow in the South.

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Marlene Martin

Marlene Martin is a longstanding member of the International Socialist Organization and the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. She has contributed articles to the New Abolitionist and to Socialist Worker.

Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
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