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The speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

The speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer

to tell it like it is

by Fannie Lou Hamer

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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson, Miss .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck
SeriesMargaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
ContributionsBrooks, Maegan Parker, Houck, Davis W.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE185.97.H35 A5 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24538906M
ISBN 109781604738223, 9781604738230
LC Control Number2010025165

  Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City—and her speech became one of .   Fannie Lou Hamer was a determined fighter for voting rights. In , she was a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which sought to be seated at .

After her father died from a stroke in , Fannie Lou and her mother moved to the W.D. Marlow plantation, where they met Perry “Pap” Hamer. Fannie Lou fell in love with this strong and kind man; the two were married in Marlow soon promoted Fannie Lou Hamer from sharecropper to the position of timekeeper on the plantation. Most people who have heard of Fannie Lou Hamer are aware of the testimony that this Mississippi sharecropper and civil rights activist delivered at the Democratic National Convention. Far fewer are familiar with the speeches she delivered at the and conventions, to say nothing of addresses she gave closer to home, or with Malcolm X in Harlem, or even at the founding of the.

In , Fannie Lou Hamer delivered a heart-wrenching testimony before the Democratic National Convention's (DNC) Credentials Committee. In this speech, Hamer represented both the concerns of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) and the limits of American democracy when she proclaimed: "I question America/5.   The speech won’t be Obama’s final commencement address in — his next graduation speech, to high school seniors, will take place Saturday at .


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Off-Site Video Excerpt of Address [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio] Mr. Chairman, and to the Credentials Committee, my name is Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, and I live at East Lafayette Street, Ruleville, Mississippi, Sunflower County, the home of Senator James O.

Eastland, and Senator Stennis. FANNIE LOU HAMER, “WE’RE ON OUR WAY,” SPEECH BEFORE A MASS MEETING HELD AT THE NEGRO BAPTIST SCHOOL IN INDIANOLA, MISSISSIPPI (SEPTEMBER ) [1] Thank you very much. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

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Houck. Early Life. Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6,in Montgomery County, Mississippi, the youngest of 20 children. Her parents. Fannie Lou Hamer () was a civil rights activist whose passionate depiction of her own suffering in a racist society helped focus attention on the plight of African-Americans throughout.

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F ifty-two years ago, on AugFannie Lou Hamer delivered arguably the most significant speech of her political career. The fiery civil rights activist known for her iconic line, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,” spoke before a televised audience at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

As 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 Vietnam War Moratorium Rally in Berkeley, California, and a summons to testify in a Mississippi : University Press of Mississippi.

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