Hamer married in 1944 and moved with her husband to Ruleville, Miss., where they were sharecroppers on a plantation.
But as we talked, it became clear that it had not occurred to her that a civilian parent shooter might Miss.
Louise Cole, from Okolona, Miss., waiting for the Inauguration on the Mall: I grew up in the South with Jim Crow.
I did grow in a town—Jackson, Miss. (a long way from Great Falls)—where my mother and father were unaffiliated.
Born in Montgomery County, Miss., Fannie Lou Hamer was the youngest of 20 children.
I don't mean those worthless words that so many beggars use without meaning: "A thousand blessings on your head, Miss."
And they think you are resolved to break theirs: so tit for tat, Miss.
Wainwright waved away all such trifling barriers as "Mister" and "Miss." He came towards her with his face stern and determined.
But you may prevent all, by one word: and I wish you would, Miss.
Alice, did I not tell you that you were on no account to call her Miss.