American Experience

Fannie Lou Hamer's Powerful Testimony

Clip: Season 26 Episode 6 | 3m 40s

Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer's Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS on June 24, 2014.

Aired: 06/24/14

Rating: NR

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