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Marker will honor civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

A historical marker in Mississippi will commemorate the legacy of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

Research for the project was led by a Mississippi Valley State University student and a professor who taught him, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported.

C. Sade Turnipseed is an associate professor of history, and 17-year-old Nigerian native Brian Diyaolu took her public history course during the fall semester. They recently received approval from the Sunflower County Board of Supervisors to place the Hamer sign in front of the county courthouse. It will be unveiled during a ceremony March 27.

Read entire article at Washington Times (AP)