Fannie Lou Hamer: The Life of a Civil Rights Icon (Paperback)

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This book explores the life of one of Mississippi's greatest 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. She is particularly remembered for her speech before the Credentials Committee, seeking to end all-white representation of her home state. Hamer fought her entire life to expand freedom and basic rights to African Americans in the United States.

About the Author

Earnest N. Bracey is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and is a professor of political science and African American history at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786460304
ISBN-10: 078646030X
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2011
Pages: 209
Language: English