Rules of the Game

"Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off."
              ~ Fannie Lou Hamer
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Drafting the Declaration of Independence, by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1900)
Thomas Jefferson is standing, facing Benjamin Franklin. John Adams sits between them.
Read the text of the Declaration here.
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Norman Rockwell was inspired by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1941 address to Congress to paint these posters for the Saturday Evening Post.
Listen to Roosevelt's address to the 77th U.S. Congress on the Four Freedoms.
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Fannie Lou Hamer, Vice Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, testifying to the Credentials Committee of the Democratic Party at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1964. 
Learn more about the Civil Rights Movement here.
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