Quotation by Fannie Lou Hamer

... some of my people could have been left [in Africa] and are living there. And I can't understand them and they don't know me and I don't know them because all we had was taken away from us. And I became kind of angry; I felt the anger of why this had to happen to us. We were so stripped and robbed of our background, we wind up with nothing.
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 7, by Hay Mills (1993).

The Mississippi civil rights leader, granddaughter of a slave, was reflecting in the 1960s on African Americans' situation after visiting an African country (Guinea) for the first time.
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