Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Park

Byron Street
Fannie Lou Hamer is buried here, and thetombstone contains her oft-quoted phrase, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”


Olson, Lynne. Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970. New York and London: Scribner, 2001.

Fannie Lou Hamer Speech before the Credentials Committee, 22 July 1964,