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Quotation by Fannie Lou Hamer
With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, 'cause that's what really happens.
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993).
When Hamer, a Mississippian, said this, African Americans in Mississippi were still effectively denied the vote.
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