Chana Kai Lee
- Title: For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
- Author: Chana Kai Lee
- ISBN: 9780252069369
- Page: 408
- Format: Paperback
The powerful story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who grew up among the poorest of the poor in rural Mississippi and became a national figure in the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Recent Comments "For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer"
Hamer's life is fascinating and the book does a good job tracing the beginning of her activism and the changes she was able to bring about. A great figure to know about, especially in regards to civil rights.
A decently written history of a really interesting figure often left out of history books.
An attempt to cover the public and personal sphere's of an incredible individual. A bit uneven, but very good.
Moving and powerful.
"Fannie Lou noticed 'the people that wasn't working, which was the white folks, they had food and they had clothes and everything'."This book is a wonderfully in depth look at the life of Ms. Hamer. I learned about this book through 'This Little Light Of Mine' by Kay Mills - it was described as a book about Hamer from the perspective of a woman of color so I wanted to learn more.This book dives in more about the details of Hamer's life and provides specific anecdotes, quotes, and examples. There [...]
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