Thousands of Women to Walk on Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday

GirlTrek, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of black women and girls, is gearing up to celebrate the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer on Friday, the 100th anniversary of Hamer’s birth.

“Fannie Lou Hamer died too soon, and we want to celebrate her life in a big way,” GirlTrek CEO and co-founder T. Morgan Dixon said. “In her honor, we are going to raise an army of sisters, #FanniesArmy, who will lead 100 walks across America at sunset on Oct. 6.”

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