Fannie Lou Hamer Outstanding Community Service Award
This award is named in honor of the civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), who was the soul of the movement for racial justice in Mississippi. Mrs. Hamer was a SNCC field secretary and a major pillar of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She was instrumental in breaking the back of the racist caste system in the Black Belt. The award is given to a member of NCOBPS who has made exemplary contributions to the growth and development of the African American community in the United States.
There are no restrictions on nominees, and self-nominations as well as nominations by others are encouraged.
All nominations and supporting materials must be received on or before August 1 of the award year.
Documentation should be submitted to the Awards Section Head(s) for distribution.
Supporting documentation should include, but is not limited to: