Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer
"I don’t want you telling me to go back to Africa, unless you going back where you come from. I got a note one day telling me to go back to Africa and ever since that time—it’s been three times a week I say it when I am in a white audience—I say, 'We’ll make a deal. After you send all the Koreans back to Korea, the Chinese back to China, the Jewish people back to Jerusalem, and you give the Indians their land back and you get on the Mayflower from which you come'...We all here on borrowed land. We have to figure out how we’re going to make things right for all the people of this country." - Fannie Lou Hamer
8/25/2020 02:39:35 am
FLH didn't say this. If I'm wrong, please cite the source.
3/22/2021 07:46:13 pm
She did say it. https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/interview-fannie-lou-hamer-1965.
6/1/2021 03:52:29 pm
Kat, the quote from the article you referenced states, "So all I can say when they say 'go back to Africa,' I say 'when you send the Chinese back to China, the Italians back to Italy, etc., and you get on that Mayflower from whence you came, and give the Indians their land back, who really would be here at home?"
6/11/2021 11:19:16 am
This is the real quote: "So when they say, ‘Go back to Africa, I say, ‘When you send the Polish back to Poland, the Italians back to Italy, the Irish back to Ireland and you get on that Mayflower from whence you came and give the Indians their land back.’ It’s our right to stay here and we stay and fight for what belongs to us."... You did not say Koreans, Chinese and Jews.
6/11/2021 11:21:47 am
I meant to sat 'She' did not say Koreans, Chinese and Jews.
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