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Ferguson, Missouri: Any Town, USA

Date: December 18, 2014 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All, Structural Racism,

By Imam Khalid Griggs “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention. After being nearly beaten to death in a Mississippi jail for simply trying to register to vote, …