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This little light of mine : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer
Mills, Kay.
Adult Nonfiction E185.97.H35M55 1993

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Mills draws on interviews with Hamer, her relatives, friends and colleagues to recount her emergence as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Photos. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Journalist Mills has written a moving, inspiring biography of black activist Fannie Lou Hamer. The daughter and wife of poor Mississippi sharecroppers, Hamer was ``converted'' to the Civil Rights movement after attending a mass voter-registration meeting in 1962. For the next 15 years, she was in the forefront of major struggles in Mississippi involving voter registration and economic and educational rights for its black citizens. To Mills, Hamer's ability to influence people came from a combination of energy, powerful public speaking, and an extraordinary talent in music and singing. While hardly perfect (she lacked organizational skills and too often refused to compromise), Fannie Lou Hamer was an inspiration to thousands of ``foot soldiers'' in the movement. This beautifully written tribute is highly recommended.-- Anthony O. Edmonds, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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