The City of Ruleville, MS has designated Hamer's Campaign
Manager and fellow SNCCer,
Charles McLaurin, as Project
Director for a Fannie Lou Hamer Statue to be located at
The
Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville, MS.

The City of Ruleville approved a plan for The Hamer
Memorial Garden to include a Gazebo, wrought iron fence,
lights, trees, shrubs, fountains, a message board and space
for a
Fannie Lou Hamer Statue.
FANNIE LOU HAMER
STATUE DRIVE
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In October 2009, The ROAR Foundation, Inc. organized The National
Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Committee who launched a fund-raising
drive as of February 1, 2010.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Committee (FLHSC) is a not-for-profit,
non political organization comprised of local, regional and national
civil rights activists, scholars and community leaders who serve as
fundraising and educational ambassadors in conjunction with the
City of Ruleville, public, private and individual initiatives to help
achieve the goals of the Fannie Lou Hamer Statue project.

The FLHSC exists solely for the purpose of supporting efforts to
honor and pay tribute to Mrs. Hamer by commissioning the
construction of a full-length statue of the civil and human rights
leader, to be placed on permanent display at the Fannie Lou Hamer
Memorial Garden in Ruleville, Mississippi.

The National Black United Fund (NBUF) is our fiscal sponsor for this
project.  Make your tax-deductible donation for The Fannie Lou
Hamer Statue Fund today.
Fannie Lou Hamer National Statue Committee 2009

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante
Professor at Temple University

Dr. Maegan Parker Brooks
University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington

Dr. Francine C. Childs
Professor Emerita of AA Studies at Ohio University

Ms. Vergie Hamer Faulkner
Daughter of Fannie Lou Hamer

Mr. Hakim Johnson
Son of June E. Johnson (SNCC/Civil Rights Activist)

Ms. Hattie Jordan
Former Ruleville Alderwoman

Ms. Margaret Kibbee
Sunflower County Civil Rights Organization

Minister Vester Lobbins
Cousin of Fannie Lou Hamer

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
President, Bennett College for Women

Mr. Charles McLaurin
SNCC, Hamer Campaign Manager

Ms. Susan Reep
California Hamer Flamekeeper

Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt
Committee Chairperson, Professor, Stockton College

Ms. Patricia M. Thompson
Committee Coordinator/Founder of ROAR

Rev. Regena Thomas
Committee Treasurer, Former New Jersey Secretary of State

Dr. Stacy J. White
Chairman, Sunflower County Civil Rights Organization
Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Committee
Honorary Members
National Black
United Fund
(NBUF) is our
fiscal sponsor
for this project.
Hamer Campaign Manager and SNCCer, Charles McLaurin and Mrs. Ora Doss
Johnson (long time Freedom Fighter and friend of Hamer's oldest daughter,
Dorothy) unveil the Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Marker sponsored by the
MS State Department of Tourism on May 25, 2011
MS State Senator Willie Simmons and Honorary member of the National Fannie
Lou Hamer Statue Committee proudly views the back side of Hamer marker
unveiled on May 25, 2011 at Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville, MS
Rendering of Fannie Lou Hamer Statue submitted by Hanlon
Sculpture Studio and is copyrighted as such March 2012.
Above is an example of what will be on the four sides
of the platform that Mrs. Hamer's statue will stand.
The Fannie Lou Hamer Statue will be unveiled on Friday,
October 5, 2012
at 10:00 AM in The Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial
Garden 726 Byron Street, Ruleville, MS. For more information call
(612) 812-1278 or email:
roar@fannielouhamer.info.
Copyrighted by Hanlon Sculpture Studio (c) March 2012
Copyrighted by Hanlon Sculpture Studio (c) March 2012