America ReFramed

Fannie Lou Hamer's America | A Childhood in Mississippi

Clip: Season 10 Episode 1 | 3m 22s

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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

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, Acton Family Giving, Park Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Reva & David Logan Foundation. Funding for FANNIE LOU HAMER'S AMERICA provided by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, JustFilms | Ford Foundation, GBH Voices and Equity Fund made possible by the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc., the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, Mississippi Delta National Heritage, Mississippi Humanities Council and others. This program was made possible by contributions to this PBS station from viewers like you.

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