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For freedom's sake : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Author: Chana Kai Lee
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999.
Series: Women in American history
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this intimate biography, Chana Kai Lee documents Hamer's lifelong crusade to empower the poor through collective action, her rise to national prominence as a civil rights activist, and the personal costs of her ongoing struggle to win a political voice and economic self-sufficiency for blacks in the segregated South." "Offering a complex understanding of how racism, sexism, violence, and economic injustice
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chana Kai Lee
ISBN: 0252021517 9780252021510 0252069366 9780252069369
OCLC Number: 39936275
Description: xvi, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Delta daughter --
Black woman leader --
Winona --
Local need and electoral politics --
The national stage --
Returning home --
The Mississippi freedom labor union --
Poverty, politics, and the freedom farm --
Last days.
Series Title: Women in American history
Responsibility: Chana Kai Lee.

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