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Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer Life to be Depicted in Biopic

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According to Variety.com a biopic on civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is in the works with “Remember the Titans” writer Gregory Allen Howard and Chris Columbus’ 1492 production company. No director or actors are attached.

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a civil rights activist whose passionate depiction of her own suffering in a racist society helped focus attention on the plight of African-Americans throughout the South. In 1964, working with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Hamer helped organize the 1964 Freedom Summer African-American voter registration drive in her native Mississippi. At the Democratic National Convention later that year, she was part of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, an integrated group of activists who openly challenged the legality of Mississippi’s all-white, segregated delegation.

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