Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer is the namesake of a group of low-wage Kansas City women workers who gather to talk about the issues they face and ways to improve them. Here, Hamer spoke to Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington in this Sept. 17, 1965, file photo, after the House of Representatives rejected a challenger to the 1964 election of five Mississippi representatives.
Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer is the namesake of a group of low-wage Kansas City women workers who gather to talk about the issues they face and ways to improve them. Here, Hamer spoke to Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington in this Sept. 17, 1965, file photo, after the House of Representatives rejected a challenger to the 1964 election of five Mississippi representatives. AP
Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer is the namesake of a group of low-wage Kansas City women workers who gather to talk about the issues they face and ways to improve them. Here, Hamer spoke to Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington in this Sept. 17, 1965, file photo, after the House of Representatives rejected a challenger to the 1964 election of five Mississippi representatives. AP

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