Franny Lou’s Porch’s hope is to be a warm space engaging in community activism, cultural awareness, relational business practices, a vehicle for advocacy, and a place of rest. We desire to be intentional when connecting to our neighbors and our products. A place to encourage and foster those that want to live simple, healthy, and aware lives.
Franny Lou Who?
We are named in honor of:
“Franny”: Frances E.W. Harper– 19th century bold abolitionist, poet, lecturer
“Lou”: and Fannie Lou Hamer– 20th century outspoken civil rights activist, known to sing in the presence of injustice
“I spoke of Free Produce, and now by the way I believe in that kind of Abolition. Oh, how can we pamper our appetites upon luxuries drawn from reluctant fingers. Oh, could slavery exist long if it did not sit on a commercial thrown? I have reason to be thankful that I am able to give a little more for a Free labor dress, if it is coarser. I can thank God that upon its warp and woof I see no stain of blood and tears; that to procure a little finer muslin for my limbs no crushed and broken heart went out in sighs. If the liberation for the slave demanded it, I could consent to part with a portion of the blood from my own veins if that would do him any good” -Frances E.W. Harper
“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” -Fannie Lou Hamer
“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.”-Fannie Lou Hamer