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DNC to Honor 'Freedom Democrat' Hamer

Forty years ago, a poor black sharecropper named Fannie Lou Hamer captured the nation's attention with her testimony before the Democratic National Convention about her struggle to register to vote. She challenged the DNC to seat her Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party instead of the state's all-white delegation. Hamer will be honored Tuesday at the DNC in Boston. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne.

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