Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes.
Hate won’t only destroy us. It will destroy these people that’s hating as well.
They talked about how it was our rights as human beings to register and vote. I never knew we could vote before. Nobody ever told us.
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.
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I guess if I’d had any sense, I’d have been a little scared [to register to vote] – but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember.
Why should I leave Ruleville, and why should I leave Mississippi? I go to the big city, and with the kind of education they give us in Mississippi, I got problems. I’d wind up in a soup line there.
I had to leave, and my husband was forced to stay on this plantation until after the harvest season was over. And then the man that we had worked for, he’d taken the car, and the most of the few things we had had been stolen.
America that is divided against itself cannot stand, and we cannot say we have all of this unity they say we have when black people are being discriminated against in every city in America I have visited.
There is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.
I was forced away from the plantation because I wouldn’t go back and withdraw, you know, my literacy test after I had tried to take it. I wouldn’t go back.
Christianity is being concerned about [others], not building a million-dollar church while people are starving right around the corner. Christ was a revolutionary person, out there where it was happening. That’s what God is all about, and that’s where I get my strength.
It’s time for America to get right.
Black people know what white people mean when they say вЂњlaw and orderвЂќ.
Never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.
They – you know, when we walked in – when I walked in with the two white men that had carried me down – and they cursed me all the way down. They would ask me questions, and when I would try to answer, they would tell me to hush.
With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, cause that’s what really happens.
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.