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The Resource Fannie Lou Hamer : America's freedom fighting woman, Maegan Parker Brooks

Fannie Lou Hamer : America's freedom fighting woman, Maegan Parker Brooks

Label
Fannie Lou Hamer : America's freedom fighting woman
Title
Fannie Lou Hamer
Title remainder
America's freedom fighting woman
Statement of responsibility
Maegan Parker Brooks
Title variation
America's freedom fighting woman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 off the hooks because our lives be threatened daily? Because we want to live as decent human beings, in America?' This is the speech that sent President Lyndon B. Johnson into a state of outright panic, as he diverted the media's attention away from Hamer's stinging indictment of the nation he led. This is the speech that left most Credentials Committee members in tears, forced Johnson to negotiate with the MFDP, and compelled the Democratic Party to vow they would never again seat a segregated delegation. And this is the speech that television networks, made wise to Johnson's diversionary tactics, replayed during their evening programs, thereby bringing Fannie Lou Hamer into the living rooms of Americans across the nation. As significant as the 1964 DNC speech is, this book will underscore that Hamer's testimony was but one moment within a remarkable life that spanned fifty-nine tumultuous years in the history of American race relations. For the first forty-four years of her life, Hamer lived on sharecropping plantations, all the while learning life lessons from her family, the Black Baptist religious tradition, and from the oppressive white supremacist mores surrounding her. Once Hamer's life path intersected with the mid-century Civil Rights Movement, she spent fifteen years (1962-1977) traveling from the South to the North--and even to the West Coast of Africa--advocating civil rights, economic justice, and interracial cooperation. Hamer shared the platform with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, who introduced her to an audience in Harlem as 'the country's number one freedom fighting woman.' This accessible biography will enrich public memory about Hamer by telling not only the significant story of her riveting testimony, but also by recounting a life filled with triumphs, tragedies, and accompanying lessons for contemporary audiences." -- Amazon.com
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Maegan Parker
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.H35
LC item number
B757 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of African American biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
Label
Fannie Lou Hamer : America's freedom fighting woman, Maegan Parker Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in "A note about sources" (pages 199-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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”
Control code
on1122800127
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781538115947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122800127
Label
Fannie Lou Hamer : America's freedom fighting woman, Maegan Parker Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references in "A note about sources" (pages 199-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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”
Control code
on1122800127
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 213 pages
Isbn
9781538115947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122800127

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