Fannie Lou Hamer : fighting for the right to vote

by Litwin, Laura Baskes.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Bethel Park Public Library Biography y 92 HAMER Fannie
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  y 92 HAMER Fannie
 
 
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Teen Biography YA B Ham
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Teen Biography
 
Call Number  YA B Ham
 
 
Summary
Forty-four-year-old Fannie Lou Hamer had never known this one simple truth: that she had a legal right to vote. Voting, education, personal safety, justice, Hamer and other African Americans were being denied these and other basic rights. Then, Hamer met up with the civil rights movement, and her life changed. Abandoning the Mississippi plantation where she had spent her life picking cotton, Hamer discovered her true calling. "Every person regardless of their color should have a chance to participate in their own destiny," she said. Laura Baskes Litwin paints a riveting portrait of this natural-born leader, a sharp, funny, down-to-earth woman who struggled and triumphed in the fight for civil rights.
Additional Information
Series African-American biographies.
Subjects Hamer, Fannie Lou -- Juvenile literature.
Hamer, Fannie Lou.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2002
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 125) and index.
ISBN 0766017729
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