Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes

Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes.

I was forced away from the plantation because I wouldn'

I was forced away from the plantation because I wouldn’t go back and withdraw, you know, my literacy test after I had tried to take it. I wouldn’t go back.
Fannie Lou Hamer
On the 10th of September 1962, sixteen bullets was fired into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tucker for me.
Fannie Lou Hamer
You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Christianity is being concerned about [others], not building a million-dollar church while people are starving right around the corner. Christ was a revolutionary person, out there where it was happening. That’s what God is all about, and that’s where I get my strength.
Fannie Lou Hamer
They talked about how it was our rights as human beings to register and vote. I never knew we could vote before. Nobody ever told us.
Fannie Lou Hamer
It was the 31st of August in 1962 that eighteen of us traveled twenty-six miles to the county courthouse in Indianola to try to register to become first-class citizens. We was met in Indianola by policemen, Highway Patrolmen, and they only allowed two of us in to take the literacy test at the time.
Fannie Lou Hamer
One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change – not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.
Fannie Lou Hamer
That’s why I want to change Mississippi. You don’t run away from problems – you just face them.
Fannie Lou Hamer
If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.
Fannie Lou Hamer
I feel sorry for anybody that could let hate wrap them up. Ain’t no such thing as I can hate anybody and hope to see God’s face.
Fannie Lou Hamer
I’m showing the people that a Negro can run for office.
Fannie Lou Hamer
They – you know, when we walked in – when I walked in with the two white men that had carried me down – and they cursed me all the way down. They would ask me questions, and when I would try to answer, they would tell me to hush.
Fannie Lou Hamer
You don’t have to like everybody, but you have to love everybody.
Fannie Lou Hamer
But you see now baby, whether you have a ph.d., d.d. or no d, we’re in this bag together. And whether you are from Morehouse or Nohouse, we,re still in this bag together.
Fannie Lou Hamer
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Fannie Lou Hamer
It’s time for America to get right.
Fannie Lou Hamer