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Author Brooks, Maegan Parker

Title A voice that could stir an army : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement / Maegan Parker Brooks
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014

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Description 1 online resource
Series Race, rhetoric, and media series
Race, rhetoric, and media series.
Contents Introduction: "I don't mind my light shining" -- A rhetorical education, 1917-1962 -- Through the shadows of death, 1962-1964 -- "Is this America?" 1964 -- "The country's number one freedom fighting woman," 1964-1968 -- "To tell it like it is," 1968-1972 -- The problems and the progress -- Afterword: "We ain't free yet; the kids need to know their mission," 2012
Summary A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against oppression. A Voice That Could Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the story of Hamer's life by focusing on how she employed symbols-- images, words, and even material objects such as the ballot, food, and clothing--to construct persuasive public personae, to influence audiences, and to effect social change. Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and r
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hamer, Fannie Lou
Hamer, Fannie Lou
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography
African American women civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
African American women civil rights workers
African Americans -- Civil rights
Civil rights movements
Civil rights workers
Mississippi
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
History
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013044438
ISBN 9781626741669
1626741662
9781628460056
1628460059
9781626740334
162674033X