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For freedom's sake : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer

"In this intimate biography, Chana Kai Lee documents Hamer's lifelong crusade to empower the poor through collective action, her rise to national prominence as a civil rights activist, and the personal costs of her ongoing struggle to win a political voice and economic self-sufficiency for blacks in the segregated South." "Offering a complex understanding of how racism, sexism, violence, and economic injustice intersected to spur the civil rights movement and to shape, and sometimes restrict, the role of women and poor people within it, Lee illuminates the abiding links between political activism and economic transformation."
Print Book, English, ©1999
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, ©1999
xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780252021510, 9780252069369, 0252021517, 0252069366
Delta daughter
Black woman leader
Local need and electoral politics
The national stage
Returning home
The Mississippi freedom labor union
Poverty, politics, and the freedom farm
Last days