• The Senator and the Sharecropper

    The Senator and the Sharecropper

    Asch, Chris Myers

    This absorbing history follows the intertwined stories of two Mississippians: Fannie Lou Hamer, a key figure in the civil rights movement, and Senator James Eastland, a staunch segregationist who opposed Hamer's efforts to expand voting rights.

    Format: Book

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  • Black American Experience - Famous Human Rights Crusaders: Ida B. Wells & Fannie Lou Hamer

    Black American Experience - Famous Human Rights Crusaders: Ida B. Wells & Fannie Lou Hamer

    This engaging documentary juxtaposes the lives of two phenomenal Black women activists -- Ida B. Wells, a journalist and anti-lynching crusader in the late 19th/early 20th century, and Fannie Lou Hamer, a 1960s voting rights champion.

    Format: Streaming Video

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  • Fannie Lou Hamer

    Fannie Lou Hamer

    Bracey, Earnest N.

    Black historian Earnest Bracey presents an informative and engaging portrait of Hamer in this short biography that highlights her work with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

    Format: Book

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  • Fannie Lou Hamer

    Fannie Lou Hamer

    Brooks, Maegan Parker

    This recent biography of Hamer is an accessible and enlightening introduction to the life of the woman Malcolm X once dubbed "the country's number one freedom fighting woman."

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  • A Voice That Could Stir An Army

    A Voice That Could Stir An Army

    Brooks, Maegan Parker

    Parker, a communications professor, analyzes the symbolism, power and imagery of Hamer's speeches in this companion volume to The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer.

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  • Classic African American Gospel

    Classic African American Gospel

    Hamer was known for her powerful singing voice as well as her civil rights activism. This collection of African American gospel songs includes her rendition of "Go Tell It On the Mountain."

    Format: Music CD

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  • Fannie Lou Hamer

    Fannie Lou Hamer

    This short documentary film (about 67 min) provides a concise biographical sketch of Hamer's life and her work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s.

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  • Festival

    Festival

    In this historic film, cinematographer Murray Lerner captured many riveting performances during the Newport Folk Festival's peak years, including Fannie Lou Hamer singing songs of protest and freedom.

    Format: DVD

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  • The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer

    The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer

    Hamer, Fannie Lou

    Hamer was a gifted orator, who possessed a remarkable ability to connect with her audiences through her plainspoken yet stirring speeches. This volume collects 21 of her most important speeches and places them in historical context.

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  • Vanguard

    Vanguard

    Jones, Martha S.

    In this insightful social history, Black historian Martha S. Jones places Hamer's untiring work for voting rights within a larger history of Black women's civil rights activism, stretching from the early 19th century to the present day.

    Format: Book

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