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Fannie Lou Hamer

fighting for the right to vote

by Laura Baskes Litwin

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Published by Enslow Publishers in Berkeley Heights, NJ, Aldershot, Hants, UK .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mississippi,
  • United States,
  • Civil rights
    • Subjects:
    • Hamer, Fannie Lou -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Hamer, Fannie Lou.,
    • African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Civil rights workers.,
    • African Americans -- Biography.,
    • Women -- Biography.,
    • Mississippi -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.

    • About the Edition

      A biography of the civil rights activist who devoted her life to helping blacks register to vote and gain a national political voice.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 125) and index.

      StatementLaura Baskes Litwin.
      GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
      SeriesAfrican-American biographies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE185.97.H35 L58 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p. :
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3939752M
      ISBN 100766017729
      LC Control Number2001007286
      OCLC/WorldCa48618256

      Fannie Lou Hamer Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Early Years and Education. Fannie Lou Townsend was born 6th October , to James and Ella Townsend. She was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi, in the United States. Hamer was the youngest of 20 children. Hamer started picking cotton from the age of six to help her family. This book is the essence of raw courage. It must be read. —Rep. John Lewis The award-winning biography of black civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Among the most important figures of the Civil Rights movement, Fannie Lou Hamer rose from difficult circumstances to dedicate her life to battling racism and poverty.

      Fannie Lou Hamer, born in Mississippi, was working in the fields when she was six and was only educated through the sixth grade. She married in and adopted two children. She went to work on the plantation where her husband drove a tractor, first as . The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is have selected twenty-one of Hamer's most important speeches and the first volume to exclusively showcase Hamer's talents as an orator, this book includes speeches from the better part of her fifteen-year activist career delivered in response to occasions as distinct as a.

      Fannie Lou Hamer was a black orator, educator, and farmer in rural Mississippi. Coming from one of the poor, rural communities in which civil rights groups organized, she became a local leader who took it upon herself not only to fight for her rights, but also to encourage others to do so. Today's book is about Fannie Lou Hamer, , a hero of the United States Civil Rights movement. Vocabulary • sharecropper (p.1) - tenant farmer who pays his rent with a share of the crop or harvest • the Delta (p.1) - Mississippi River Delta, where the river fans out • farm hand (p.


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