|"And I Say America You Need to Think About Your Soul"
Mrs. Annie Devine
Fannie Lou Hamer Victoria Gray Adams Annie Devine
Mrs. Annie Devine, Fannie Lou Hamer and Victoria
Gray Adams, were co-founders of the Mississippi
Freedom Democratic Party whose objective was to
be recognized as delegates at the 1964 Democratic
Convention. Their mission was to unseat
congressmen from Mississippi who they claimed
were elected illegally because of discriminatory
They became the first black women to be seated on
the Floor of the House of Representatives.
Annie Devine was from Canton, Mississippi and
graduated from Tougaloo College. She is featured
in "Standing On My Sisters Shoulders."
Annie Devine's daughter, Minister Barbara Devine
Russell, attended ROAR'S 5th Annual Fannie Lou
Hamer Day and Ground Breaking Ceremony at the
Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in the spirit of
her mother. Later that evening, at Cleveland's 4th
Annual Amzie Moore/Fannie Lou Hamer Day, Minister
Devine opened up the program with a powerful
prayer remembering our ancestors.
Mrs. Annie Devine & Stokeley Carmichael
|Rev. Dr. Cecil
|PHOTO COURTESY OF
Harriett Tazman, Mrs.
Victoria Gray Adams
and Mr. Lawrence Guyot
Amzie Moore Park
October 2, 2004
Minister Devine Russell continues the legacy of her mother's work
through her organization, The Village Ministries, Inc. in Canton,
MS and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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