For freedom's sake : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   Print book : Biography : 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: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer; Fannie Lou Hamer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chana Kai Lee
ISBN: 0252021517 9780252021510 0252069366 9780252069369
OCLC Number: 39936275
Description: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 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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A biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, one of the most important civil rights activists of the 20th century. It documents Hamer's lifelong crusade to empower the poor through collective action and the  Read more...

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Winner of the Willie Lee Rose Prize, Southern Association of Women Historians, 1998. Winner of the Letitia Woods Brown Prize. "Emerging from the lowliest rungs of Mississippi's segregated world, Read more...

 
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