Hamer died March 17, 1977 from complications of heart disease and breast cancer.
Hamer traveled to Lima in December and was able to visit the prison on one occasion, but was turned away on the following days.
Hamer and the other African-American Democrats refused, returned to Mississippi, and continued to register voters.
It took Hamer a long time to finally splurge on a new car, but she did get herself a cigar store Indian.
Hamer married in 1944 and moved with her husband to Ruleville, Miss., where they were sharecroppers on a plantation.
"And give promise of more novel but less savoury entertainment," said Hamer of Hamer.
Mr. Hamer records another tale much like the foregoing, but the one I have given is a type of all such stories.
The park-like lands of Foxholes and Hamer lie close by the north side of the road.
Hamer was, however, a man of strength and sound judgment, and for this reason proved very useful to the volunteers.
I have said before that Hamer was one of the ablest men Ohio ever produced.