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Fannie Lou Hamer : the life of a civil rights icon

Author: Earnest N Bracey
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earnest N Bracey
ISBN: 9780786460304 078646030X
OCLC Number: 617425076
Description: x, 199 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Earnest N. Bracey.

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"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.

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Fannie Lou Hamer, a "Shero".

by chawnawhitsitt (WorldCat user published 2011-07-29) Very Good Permalink

Daring, risk- taking and life threatened at every turn, the life of Civil Rights Activitist Fannie Lou

Hamer is once again well written by Earnest N Bracey. Fannie beat so viciously by the police, that 

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