February 28, 2017- The Transformative Justice Coalition (2015-present) and what you can do to advance voting rights (2017) #VRABlackHistory

February 28, 2017- The Transformative Justice Coalition (2015-present) and what you can do to advance voting rights (2017) #VRABlackHistory

Today, February 28, 2017, on this last day of Black History Month, we end of the #VRABlackHistory Series with a special two-part extended edition as we honor The Transformative Justice Coalition and educate about what you can do to advance voting rights.

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February 19, 2017- Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) #VRABlackHistory

February 19, 2017- Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) #VRABlackHistory

Today, February 19, 1017, we honor Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a seminal figure in the fight for African American voting rights and political power in the 1960's. "During the course of her activist career, Hamer was threatened, arrested, beaten, and shot at. But none of these things ever deterred her from her work."  Although Fannie Lou Hamer came from a poor background and wasn't highly educated, she was a fierce advocate who was able to galvanize, mobilize, and inspire a movement.

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