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

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Among the most important figures of the Civil Rights movement, Fannie Lou Hamer rose from difficult circumstances to dedicate her life to battling racism and poverty. Mills vividly recreates the optimism and excitement of the movement, as well as the tension, uncertainty, and danger faced by Hamer and her colleagues. Photos.

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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's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Progressive and numerous other magazine and newspapers. A former editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times, she is the recipient of many awards for her work. The author of This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hammer, and From Pocahontas to Power Suits:Everything You Need to Know About Women's History in America (both Plume), she lives in Santa Monica, California.

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