Fannie Lou Hamer the life of a civil rights icon

by Bracey, Earnest N.

Format: Kindle Book 2011 2014
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Summary
"This book commemorates and explores the life of one of Mississippi's great 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"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
Birth, cotton and childhood
The slavery of sharecropping
Cry the beloved parents
Death of her parents
Marriage, eugenics and adoption
Apartheid in Mississippi
The SNCC comes to Mississippi
A new political activist
Voting rights and freedom summer
Enfranchisement and training
The arrest and beating of Fannie Lou Hamer
The rescue and aftermath
The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Preparing for the 1964 National Democratic Convention
The great orator
Continuation of a political struggle
The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission and a trip to Africa
Speaking out loud at the 1968 Democratic Convention
The end of activism
Creation of a freedom farm
The death of Fannie Lou Hamer

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
Biography & Autobiography
Sociology
Nonfiction
Politics
Electronic books.
20th century.
Publisher Jefferson :McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers2011
2014
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780786487394
9780786487394
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