Fannie Lee Hamer's Speech

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Along with many others, Fannie Lou Hamer traveled to the Democratic National Convention to give her testimony on the authorization and power of the all white Mississippi Democratic Party(MDP). Hamer’s testimony was planned to be broadcasted live among many news networks, but President Lyndon B. Johnson also planned a live broadcast at the same time. This forced the news networks to break away and leave Hamer’s speech. Johnson secretly planned his live broadcast because he felt threatened my Hamer’s activism. This devious plan backfired on Johnson because Hamer’s testimony was broadcasted everywhere that night. Hamer and MFDP received so much support from across the country, but still failed to allow an African American to have a role in

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