Fannie Lou Hamer Quote
“With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, 'cause that's what really happens.”
―Fannie Lou Hamer
As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993).
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFannie Lou Hamer
Born: October 6, 1917
Died: March 14, 1977 (aged 59)
Bio: Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.
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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”