Fannie Lou Hamer

Unita Blackwell, who worked alongside Fannie Lou Hamer, dies

By BY ADAM GANUCHEAU - MISSISSIPPI TODAY,

Unita Blackwell, the sharecropper who later became the first black woman mayor in the state of Mississippi and advised six U.S. presidents, died Monday at age 86.

Her son Jeremiah Blackwell Jr. told Mississippi Today his mother died Monday morning at a hospital in Biloxi after a long battle with dementia.


Community gears up for Oct. 6 Fannie Lou Hamer celebration in Ruleville

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF REPORTER,

This year marks the 100th birthday of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer and on Oct. 6, Hamer will be honored in her hometown of Ruleville.
The celebration is slated to kickoff at 10 a.m., in the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden on Byron Street and shift to the Hamer Multi-Purpose Center beginning at 1 p.m.






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