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This little light of mine : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Mills, Kay.

Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2007.

xxii, 390 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Editorial Review From Publishers Weekly : An unlettered Mississippi cotton-picker, Fannie Lou Hamer (1918-1977) led the black Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 Democratic Convention and was, to many in the civil rights movement, "the most inspirational person they ever knew." In this thorough, sensitive biography, Mills ( A Place in the News ) shows Hamer inspired by her mother and her faith, propelled by anger at her unbidden sterilization and sustained by deeply spiritual, invoking songs, like the one that serves as this book's title. Drawing on published sources and interviews with principals, Mills reconstructs the efforts of civil rights activists to register fearful rural voters, depicts how Hamer shifted "from private outrage to public person" and describes how her politics evolved to include social reconstruction. Mills doesn't ignore complexities: she details controversies over Hamer's role in a local Mississippi Head Start program and in a race for Democratic national committeewoman and indicates that certain middle-class blacks were alienated from her. The book emphasizes Hamer's public life more than her private one; Mills notes that Hamer rarely spoke about her family. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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ISBN:

978-0-8131-9182-9 (pbk. : alk. paper)

ISBN:

978-0-8131-9182-9 (pbk. : alk. paper)

LC Call No:

E185.97.H35 M55 2007

Dewey Class No:

323.092 B 22

Author:

Mills, Kay.

Title:

This little light of mine : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer / Kay Mills ; with a foreword by Marian Wright Edelman.

Publisher:

Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2007.

Physical:

xxii, 390 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

ContentType:

text

MediaType:

unmediated

CarrierType:

volume

Series:

Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century

Notes:

Originally published: New York : Plume, 1994.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

Editorial Review From Publishers Weekly : An unlettered Mississippi cotton-picker, Fannie Lou Hamer (1918-1977) led the black Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 Democratic Convention and was, to many in the civil rights movement, "the most inspirational person they ever knew." In this thorough, sensitive biography, Mills ( A Place in the News ) shows Hamer inspired by her mother and her faith, propelled by anger at her unbidden sterilization and sustained by deeply spiritual, invoking songs, like the one that serves as this book's title. Drawing on published sources and interviews with principals, Mills reconstructs the efforts of civil rights activists to register fearful rural voters, depicts how Hamer shifted "from private outrage to public person" and describes how her politics evolved to include social reconstruction. Mills doesn't ignore complexities: she details controversies over Hamer's role in a local Mississippi Head Start program and in a race for Democratic national committeewoman and indicates that certain middle-class blacks were alienated from her. The book emphasizes Hamer's public life more than her private one; Mills notes that Hamer rarely spoke about her family. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Subject:

Hamer, Fannie Lou.

Subject:

Civil rights workers--United States--Biography.

Subject:

African Americans--Biography.

Subject:

Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century.

Subject:

African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century.

Subject:

African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--History--20th century.

SAE:UnifrmTitle:

Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.

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