A stirring collection of poems and spirituals, accompanied by stunning collage illustrations, recollects the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.
""I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.""
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 Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring luminous mixed-media art both vibrant and full of intricate detail, "Singing for Freedom "celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with an inspiring message of hope, determination, and strength.
Voice of Freedom
Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement