Last Edited: Nov 02, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –Fannie Lou Hamer’s work as a voting and civil rights activist brought her from her home state of Mississippi to Atlantic City in 1964 where she galvanized the nation with her speech at the Democratic National Convention, talking about the beatings she had endured in her fight for the right to vote, and famously noting she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

Her dynamic speech, and her story, will now be permanently memorialized in Atlantic City and at Stockton University. On Thursday, Nov. 1, Stockton University named the Event Room in the new Stockton University Atlantic City Academic Center, in honor of Hamer.

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