Fannie Lou Hamer

FSU professor leads mission to teach civil rights history to students and teachers in the Mississippi Delta

A Florida State University professor is leading an effort to bring to life and celebrate the powerful contributions of 1960s civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, while empowering youth through the art of filmmaking. Davis W. Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, helped conduct a […]

50 years later: FSU professor reflects on how MLK, RFK assassinations changed civil rights movement

In the midst of an eventful decade for the United States, 1968 proved to be one of the most tumultuous years in history. With the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 1968) and Robert F. Kennedy (June 5, 1968) occurring only two months apart, the civil rights movement experienced a drastic shift. As […]

FSU professor offers expertise on project honoring civil rights icon

Davis W. Houck, Florida State University’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies, is offering his expertise to help guide the production of a new documentary and curriculum about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Houck, whose research interests include the Black Freedom Movement, is teaming up with Tougaloo College in Mississippi and the Kellogg […]