Interview with Joseph Rauh
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

JUST GIVE ME A QUICK REACTION AGAIN TO FANNIE LOU HAMER. THE FIRST TIME YOU MET HER AND UH…

Joseph Rauh:

Fannie Lou Hamer was incredible. Here is a woman of no education who has been whipped for trying to vote. Who's had all the privations. And yet she was able to stimulate a whole movement. When she sang, we all cried. When she spoke, we all cried. She was a great leader, and if there ever is such a thing as a natural-born leader, not a trained leader, Fannie Lou Hamer is the top among them.