America ReFramed

Fannie Lou Hamer's America | A Childhood in Mississippi

Clip: Season 10 Episode 1 | 3m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

In childhood, Fannie Lou Hamer, her parents and her nineteen siblings lived with hunger. Like many young Black children, she began picking pounds and pounds of cotton in the fields, dropping out of school at the age of twelve. It was a lesson about poverty and race that was not lost on her.

Aired: 02/22/22

Rating: TV-PG

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Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by Open Society Foundations, …