|Portrait of Fannie Lou Hamer, 35x44in, fabrics and pigments on raw canvas, by Jude Spacks, '12|
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."