|Birth Day||October 6, 1917|
|Age||103 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Mar 14, 1977 (age 59)|
Civil rights leader who played an instrumental role in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1964.
As a child, she picked cotton on the plantation of E. W. Brandon in Mississippi.
She married her boyfriend Perry Hamer.
She traveled to Indianola, Mississippi to register to vote after hearing a sermon given by James Bevel encouraging people to come together to vote.