Medgar Evers (1925-1963) served with distinction as an official of the NAACP in Mississippi until his assassination in 1963. The photograph of Evers is from the Library of Congress.
“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
—Fannie Lou Hamer
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a Mississippi sharecropper who fought for black voting rights and spoke for many when she said, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Her portrait is dated Aug. 24, 1964.