This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

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Dutton, Jan 1, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 390 pages
A biography of one of the most important but overlooked African American women of our time as well as an inside look at the Civil Rights movement, this book tells the story of a poor Mississippi sharecropper who defied the repressive political system of the '60s South by trying to register to vote. 16 pages of photographs.

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User Review  - froxgirl - LibraryThing

Why does this 1993 biography seem so much stronger and more straight forward than what I am reading now? I know there's much more introspection and navel gazing these days, especially in memoirs. Here ... Read full review

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

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From former Los Angeles Times editorial writer Mills (A Place in the News, 1988)—a biography more fulsome than definitive of civil-rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. The 20th child of dirt-poor black ... Read full review


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Kay Mills, freelance writer, worked for the Los Angeles Times for 13 years, including a stint on its editorial board. She has a B.A. in political science from Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. in history from Northwestern University. In addition to her work at the Times, Mills worked for Senator Edmund Muskie during the 1970s and for the Newhouse newspaper chain. Kay Mills's books include A Place in the News: From the Women's Pages to the Front Page and This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a biography of the civil rights activist from Mississippi.

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