Statue honoring civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer unveiled in Ruleville

October 10, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Slowly but surely, admirers and supporters of the late Fannie Lou Hamer say she is finally getting the recognition and honor she deserves.

Hamer’s memory was elevated – literally – on Friday, Oct. 5, when a statue of her likeness was unveiled during a ceremony in the small town of Ruleville in Sunflower County, Miss.

Statue honoring Fannie Lou Hamer to be unveiled Friday in Ruleville

October 4, 2012 in Events, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Committee and Hanlon Sculpture Studio plans to unveil a statue of Civil Rights Leader and Human Rights Advocate Fannie Lou Hamer on Oct. 5, 2012 at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville.

Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Africana Studies at the Richard Stockton College of NJ and Chair of the National Committee expressed her appreciation to committee members and Hanlon Sculpture Studio for their commitment and dedication to the completion of the project.

Statue fund honoring Fannie Lou Hamer gets another $10k donation

June 22, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land JACKSON – With the recent donation of $10,000, a life-sized statue honoring the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer is moving closer to reality. An additional […]

Pieces From The Past: Voices of Heroic Women in Civil Rights

June 18, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories, trey_songz_visits_jackson

‘Link’ reporter and others contribute to the preservation of women in history through new book By     Monica Land PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Before producing documentaries, Joan Sadoff, M.Ed., M.S.W., spent her […]