Photographs from the Oktibbeha NAACP's Celebration of Fannie Lou Hamer
On October 15, 2022, the Oktibbeha County branch of the NAACP held "Tea Time Reflections: A Celebration of Fannie Lou Hamer and the Voting Struggle" at the J. L. King Center in Starkville. You can view photographs of the event, including a display of some of the documents from this digital exhibit, below.
Mississippi State University history librarian DeeDee Baldwin with document reproductions and books on display
Cherraye Oats, a niece of Fannie Lou Hamer, with Oktibbeha County NAACP assistant chair Cathy Rodriguez
Oktibbeha NAACP chair Yulanda Haddix and assistant chair Cathy Rodriguez
Diamond Young serving as Mistress of Ceremonies
Cheik Taylor, who represents the 38th District in the Mississippi House of Representatives
Lynn Spruill, mayor of Starkville
Myron Barnes singing
Cherraye Oats, niece of Fannie Lou Hamer
Charles "LaLa" Evans
Dr. Ervin Fox, a cardiologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, encourages attendees to participate in the RURAL Cohort Study.
Oktibbeha NAACP chair Yulanda Haddix
Reproduction of a Fannie Lou Hamer campaign poster held in the MSU Libraries' archives
Birthday cakes for Fannie Lou Hamer
Dr. Ervin Fox and assistants spreading the word about the RURAL Cohort Study.
Oktibbeha County NAACP members with political candidates who spoke at the event
Oktibbeha County NAACP chair Yulanda Haddix with Cherraye Oats, niece of Fannie Lou Hamer