Fannie Lou Hamer : the life of a civil rights icon

by Bracey, Earnest N.

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection E185.97.H35 B73 2011
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Summary
This book explores the life of one of Mississippi's greatest civil rights activists, Fannie Lou Hamer. Known for her daring, her brinkmanship and her impassioned speech-making, Hamer rose to prominence in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, an intrepid group which tried to unseat the predominantly white Democrats of Mississippi during the 1964 Democratic National Convention. She is particularly remembered for her speech before the Credentials Committee, seeking to end all-white representation of her home state. Hamer fought her entire life to expand freedom and basic rights to African Americans in the United States.
Additional Information
Subjects Hamer, Fannie Lou.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
African American women civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2011
Language English
Description x, 199 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index.
ISBN 9780786460304 (pbk. : alk. paper)
078646030X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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