Fannie Lou Hamer was born today in 1917. She was an organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and then went to the 1964 Democratic National Convention as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, demanding to be seated. Her uncompromising, plain-spoken advocacy embarrassed Hubert Humphrey and enraged President Johnson. She was seated as a member of Mississippi's official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of…
Barbara Jordan was the 1st woman ever elected to the Texas State Senate in 1966. She went on to become the 1st African American woman from the Deep South to serve in Congress and, at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, was the 1st African American woman to deliver the keynote speech. Jordan dedicated her career to helping minority & disadvantaged groups. | www.nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum | #BarbaraJordan #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #AfricanAmericanWomen #WomensHistory #NWHM
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977) Picture taken in 1964 Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Photo credit: Library of Congress
Richard Nixon - The Watergate Scandal and Nixon's Resignation: Have students create a timeline of the Watergate scandal. Students should highlight major events stemming from the break-in of the Democratic National Convention headquarters, to Nixon’s eventual resignation as president.
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In 1940, Eleanor Roosevelt addressed delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago on behalf of her husband, making her the first candidate’s spouse ever to do so. (photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-'77) "I am sick & tired of being sick & tired"-Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the SNCC, and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil…