Fannie Lou Hamer wanted this because she knew what it was like to be African American. She was a sharecropper and was kicked off the farm because she had voting rights. a sharecropper is a black who works on a white farm and gets half the money, they would never get out of det because they would give you less then half and you would never know it. She knew what the everyday hardship of a African american.
Fannie Lou Hamer got 4.14 percent of African Americans to vote. then 300,000 people voted and 56% of them was African Americans. now today 100% of African Americans can vote.