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How Many Beatings Have You Taken?

Fannie Lou Hamer helped fight for better representation among Mississippi Democrats in 1964. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell of New York City asked for compromise. He didn't know who Fannie Lou Hamer was.Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.
Aired: 6/25/2014 | 0:01:44

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