Yale Law Professor, Stephen Carter, tells the story of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, as an example of legitimate engagement in a pluralistic world.
Fannie Lou Hamer was born on October 6, 1917 and died on March 14, 1977. She was an American voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and philanthropist and was instrumental in organizing Mississippi’s Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She later became the vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.