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The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer To Tell It Like It Is

Author: Maegan Parker Brooks; Davis W Houck
Publisher: Jackson University Press of Mississippi 2010
Series: Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Most people who have heard of Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) are aware of the impassioned testimony that this Mississippi sharecropper and civil rights activist delivered at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Far fewer people are familiar with the speeches Hamer delivered at the 1968 and 1972 conventions, to say nothing of addresses she gave closer to home, or with Malcolm X in Harlem, or even at the founding of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maegan Parker Brooks; Davis W Houck
ISBN: 9781604738223 1604738227 9781604738230 1604738235
OCLC Number: 1020174651
Description: 1 online resource (254 Seiten)
Series Title: Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies

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Most people who have heard of Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) are aware of the impassioned testimony that this Mississippi sharecropper and civil rights activist delivered at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Far fewer people are familiar with the speeches Hamer delivered at the 1968 and 1972 conventions, to say nothing of addresses she gave closer to home, or with Malcolm X in Harlem, or even at the founding of the National Women's Political Caucus. Until now, dozens of Hamer's speeches have been buried in archival collections and in the basements of movement veterans. After years of comb ...

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"The single best primary source anthology available for studying the grassroots sharecropper activist turned warrior"--P. Harvey (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), CHOICE, January 2015 Read more...

 
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