This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
WITH A FOREWORD BY MARION WRIGHT EDELMAN The award-winning biography of black civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. "Riveting. Provides a history that helps us to understand the choices made by so many black men and women of Hamer's generation, who somehow found the courage to join a movement in which they risked everything." New York Times Book Review "One is forced to...more
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I'm so proud of the kids in the Sunflower County Freedom Project (www.sunflowerfreedom.org) who are carrying out her legacy of education, direct action, and social engagement.
Years later, she recalled jumping off moving trucks full of workers "to retrieve newspapers and pieces of magazines caught in the cotton along dirt roads between fields and of picking through the trash behind the big house just to have something – anything – in print to read."
She was a leader in the civil rights movement and a philanthropist. Although she kept her activities local to Mississippi, she was instrumental in organizing the Missi ...more
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer was a fierce and dedicated community organizer and leader in the 60's and 70's who's story should be known by all Americans. "If Fannie Lou Hamer had had the same opportunities that Martin Luther King had ...more
Fannie Lou Hamer (née Townsend) was an American voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Dem ...more
This is an incredibly informative and rich biography of the great Fannie Lou Hamer.
I appreciate that the author goes out of her way to talk about being a white woman writing about such a remarkable black woman. This book not only gives us a sense of what a rich and dedicated person Ms. Hamer was but also how truly difficult life was for the African American community. It is not as long ago as people like to think ...more