Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement
Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrated by Ekua Holmes
from Candlewick Press...
Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnsonís interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamerís life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.
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