Friday, July 13, 2012

A Mind Stayed On Freedom

Portrait of Fannie Lou Hamer by Jude Spacks, fabrics and paint, 35x42in, 2013

She was beaten and jailed for trying to vote. She wouldn't stop speaking, singing, organizing. She'd say, "We're sick and tired of being sick and tired." 

I first learned her name from a Sweet Honey In The Rock song, which Bernice Johnson Regan introduced saying, "We are here today because of something someone did before we came."

Detail, Portrait of Fannie Lou Hamer by Jude Spacks
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