America ReFramed

Fannie Lou Hamer's America | A Separate But More Equal Party

Clip: Season 10 Episode 1 | 1m 29s

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Why did Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Bob Moses and others organize a separate political party in Mississippi? For the inclusion of Black residents in state politics which was powered by white supremacy. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party would soon ruffle feathers all the way to Washington, D.C.

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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