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 voting practices. They became the first black women to be seated on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In this photo they are reading the telegram that invited them to Washington. Photo, September, 1965 MZURI- One Woman Show!