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Fannie Lou Hamer : America's freedom fighting woman

Author: Maegan Parker Brooks
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020] ©2020
Series: Library of African-American biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 1964, Fannie Lou Hamer delivered a heart-wrenching testimony before the Democratic National Convention's (DNC) Credentials Committee. In this speech, Hamer represented both the concerns of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) and the limits of American democracy when she proclaimed: 'I question America. Is this the land of the free and the home of the brave where we have to sleep with our telephones  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maegan Parker Brooks
ISBN: 9781538115947 1538115948
OCLC Number: 1122800127
Description: vii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "To tell it like it is" --
Visions that transform --
Putting up a life --
"Sick and tired of being sick and tired" --
Revelations --
"Nobody's free until everybody's free" --
The fight for human rights --
"The last mile of the way" --
Afterword: "It's in your hands".
Series Title: Library of African-American biography.
Other Titles: America's freedom fighting woman
Responsibility: Maegan Parker Brooks.


Fannie Lou Hamer leapt to America's attention in 1964 when she delivered a stinging indictment of the American promise to the Democratic National Convention. This accessible biography underscores  Read more...


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