|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|