Keisha Blain's important biography and social commentary on the work of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is meticulously narrated by Tyra Kennedy. A Mississippi sharecropper who was savagely beaten by police in 1962 for attempting to vote, Hamer had an expansive political vision that is especially significant today. Kennedy's slow pace is laborious, but she employs precise articulation that is respectful of Hamer's place in American history. Quoting important ideas such as "Nobody's free until everybody's free," Kennedy renders Hamer's voice with a nod to her Southern roots and sixth-grade education, yet Kennedy's voice also captures the dignity Hamer earned through decades of public speaking. Organized around the themes of Hamer's work--voting rights, racial justice, women's issues, and human rights--this audiobook recounts an essential period in the struggle for American equality. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]
Digital Download Beacon Press 2021
DD ISBN $28.00
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