Famous 110+ Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes You Must Read

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Famous 110+ Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes You Must Read

Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes | Fannie Lou Hamer was born on October 6, 1917. She was an American voting and women’s rights activist. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party.

She was known for her use of spiritual hymnals and quotes and her resilience in leading the civil rights movement for black women in Mississippi.

Fannie loved reading and excelled in spelling bees and reciting poetry, but at age 12 she had to leave school to help support her aging parents. Fannie continued to develop her reading and interpretation skills in Bible study at her church.

Hamer died of complications of hypertension and breast cancer on March 14, 1977, aged 59


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“If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If the white man gives you anything just remember when he gets ready, he will take it right back. We have to take care of ourselves.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“This white man who is saying “it takes time.” For three hundred and more years they have had “time,” and now it is time for them to listen.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“To support whatever is right, and to bring in justice where we’ve had so much injustice.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If you give a hungry man food, he will eat it. [But] if you give him land, he will grow his own food.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“It is our right to stay here, and we will stay and stand up for what belongs to us as American citizens, because they can’t say that we haven’t had patience.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I’m showing the people that a Negro can run for office.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I believe in Christianity because the Scriptures said: “The things that have been done in the dark will be known on the house tops.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“That’s why I want to change Mississippi. You don’t run away from problems you just face them.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“These people in Mississippi State, they are not “down”; all they need is a chance. And I am determined to give my part not for what the Movement can do for me, but what I can do for the Movement to bring about a change in the State of Mississippi.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


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“If the white man gives you anything just remember when he gets ready he will take it right back. We have to take for ourselves.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“People have got to get together and work together. I’m tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don’t speak out ain’t nobody going to speak out for you.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I always said if I lived to get grown and had a chance, I was going to try to get something for my mother and I was going to do something for the black man of the South if it would cost my life; I was determined to see that things were changed.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Actually, the world and America is upset and the only way to bring about a change is to upset it more.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“When I liberate others, I liberate myself.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


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“I used to question this for years what did our kids actually fight for? They would go in the service and go through all of that and come right out to be drowned in a river in Mississippi. I found this hypocrisy all over America.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Actually, some of the things I experienced as a child still linger on; what the white man has done to the black people in the south!”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“We didn’t come all this way for no two seats when all of us were tired.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If the white man gives you anything – just remember when he gets ready he will take it right back. We have to take for ourselves.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“But you see now baby, whether you have a ph.d., d.d. or no d, we’re in this bag together. And whether you are from Morehouse or Nohouse, we,re still in this bag together.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“The methods used to take human lives, such as abortion, the pill, the ring, etc., amounts to genocide. I believe that legal abortion is legal murder…”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If this is a Great Society, I’d hate to see a bad one.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


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“This white man who is saying “it takes time.” For three hundred and more years they have had “time,” and now it is time for them to listen.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“We didnt come all this way for no two seats when all of us is tired,”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“And I have walked through the shadows of death because it was on the tenth of September in ’62 when they shot sixteen times in a house and it wasn’t a foot over the bed where my head was.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“When I liberate others, I liberate myself.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I might not live two hours after I get back home, but I want to be a part of setting our people free in Mississippi.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“We want ours and we want ours now.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


‘We’re On Our Way’.

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If you don’t speak out ain’t nobody going to speak out for you.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“…so many things are under the cover that will have to be swept out and shown to this whole world, not just to America.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“To support whatever is right, and to bring in justice where we’ve had so much injustice.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Nobody ‘s free until everybody ‘s free.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I go to the big city, and with the kind of education they give us in Mississippi, I got problems.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“We didn’t come all this way for no two seats when all of us is tired.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


Inspiring Quotes of Fannie Lou Hamer


“Hate won’t only destroy us. It will destroy these people that’s hating as well.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Eighteen hundred and seventy, the Fifteenth Amendment was added on to the Constitution of the United States that gave every man a chance to vote for what he think to be the right way”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


‘We’re On Our Way’.

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If this is a great society, I’d hate to see a bad one.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Sin is beginning to reproach America today and we want what is rightfully ours.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“The type of education that we get in the state of Mississippi will make our minds so narrow it won’t coordinate with our big bodies.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If I am truly free, who can tell me how much of my freedom I can have today?”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“What I’m trying to point out now is when you take a very close look at this American society, it’s time to question these things.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


‘I’m Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired’.

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“You don’t have to like everybody, but you have to love everybody.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I feel sorry for anybody that could let hate wrap them up.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“To support whatever is right, and to bring in justice where weve had so much injustice.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If I am truly free, who can tell me how much of my freedom I can have today?”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“It’s time for America to get right.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


inspiration quotes fannie lou hamer


“One day I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change-not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“When I liberate others, I liberate myself.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“To support whatever is right, and to bring in justice where we’ve had so much injustice.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“If you give a hungry man food, he will eat it. [But] if you give him land, he will grow his own food.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“It is our right to stay here and we will stay and stand up for what belongs to us as American citizens, because they can’t say that we haven’t had patience.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“I’m showing the people that a Negro can run for office.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“One day, I know the struggle will change. There’s got to be a change not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“People have got to get together and work together. I’m tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


fannie lou hamer quotes


“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don’t speak out ain’t anybody going to speak out for you.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


“Never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.”

– Fannie Lou Hamer


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