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Fannie Lou Hamer : the life of a civil rights icon

Autore: Earnest N Bracey
Editore: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Earnest N Bracey
ISBN: 9780786460304 078646030X
Numero OCLC: 617425076
Descrizione: x, 199 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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".

da chawnawhitsitt (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2011-07-29) Molto buono Link permanente

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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