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Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author

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  • Creator Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015. ©2015
  • Physical Details
    • 34 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
  • ISBNs 9780763665319, 0763665312
  • OCLC ocn917337564

Summary

  • "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references.

Contents

  • Sunflower County, Mississippi -- Delta Blues -- Spoiled -- My mother taught me -- Fair -- Not everyone could move up north -- Worse off than dogs -- Motherhood -- Literacy test -- On the move -- The price of freedom -- SNCC ("Snick") -- The beating -- Injustice -- Running -- Freedom summer -- 1964 Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey -- Africa -- Washington -- Black power -- America's problem -- No rest
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