Name: Fannie Lou Hamer
Made by and When: Gloria Y. Rone
Material: Polymer clay
Marks: Signed and dated by the artist with hangtags
Height: Approximately 12 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Synthetic black hair, hand-sculpted and painted facial features.
Clothes: Dressed in handmade, aged, period-appropriate clothing
Other: These one-of-a-kind, hand-sculpted polymer clay dolls represent voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. One stands on a wooden plaque. The other is seated and holds a voting sign. Their hangtags bear Hamer’s full name and a headshot image of the voting rights activist.
Famous for the quote, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,” according to Women’shistory.org, “Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer (1917-1977) rose from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta to become one of the most important, passionate, and powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements and a leader in the efforts for greater economic opportunities for African Americans.” Read more about Hamer here. View a video about Fannie Lou Hamer below the gallery photos.
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