Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977)
The reason why I love black people is because they are naturally the strongest race tested to this date. For example Fannie Lou Hamer, a woman who was galvanized to a civil rights activist for simply attempting to vote in her county seat of Indianola, Mississippi in 1962. Fannie was a successful sharecropper at that time but is most noted for her contributions to securing federal guaranteed voting rights for African Americans. She was also a mover in economic and community development programs. She is also the founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In 1964, Hamer gained national attention for demanding to be seated along with the all-white regular state delegation. However valid, her leadership and oratory turned momentary defeat into an important media victory. Beatings at the hands of police, which caused permanent damage to her arm and kidneys, never deterred her. She exemplifies the greatness in Human achievement by overcoming the violent treatment placed on her by White Americans during her time.