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Brooks, Maegan Parker

Overview
Works: 4 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 2,123 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E185.97.H35, B
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Most widely held works by Maegan Parker Brooks
A voice that could stir an army : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the Black freedom movement by Maegan Parker Brooks( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truth-telling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stands as a powerful symbol not only of the 1960s black freedom movement, but also of the enduring human struggle against oppression. A Voice That Could Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the story of Hamer's life by focusing on how she employed symbols-- images, words, and even material objects such as the ballot, food, and clothing--to construct persuasive public personae, to influence audiences, and to effect social change. Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and recent interviews with Hamer's friends, family, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks moves chronologically through Hamer's life. Brooks recounts Hamer's early influences, her intersection with the black freedom movement, and her rise to prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Brooks also considers Hamer's lesser-known contributions to the fight against poverty and to feminist politics before analyzing how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The book concludes by emphasizing what remains rhetorical about Hamer's biography, using the 2012 statue and museum dedication in Hamer's hometown of Ruleville, Mississippi, to examine the larger social, political, and historiographical implications of her legacy. The sustained consideration of Hamer's wide-ranging use of symbols and the reconstruction of her legacy provided within the pages of A Voice That Could Stir an Army enrich understanding of this key historical figure. This book also demonstrates how rhetorical analysis complements historical reconstruction to explain the dynamics of how social movements actually operate."--Publisher information
The speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer : to tell it like it is by Fannie Lou Hamer( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most people who have heard of Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) are aware of the impassioned testimony that this Mississippi sharecropper and civil rights activist delivered at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Far fewer people are familiar with the speeches Hamer delivered at the 1968 and 1972 conventions, to say nothing of addresses she gave closer to home, or with Malcolm X in Harlem, or even at the founding of the National Women's Political Caucus. Until now, dozens of Hamer's speeches have been buried in archival collections and in the basements of movement veterans. After years of combing library archives, government documents, and private collections across the country, Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck have selected twenty-one of Hamer's most important speeches and testimonies."--Amazon
Great lakes atmospheric deposition network 1982 and 1983 by Maegan Parker Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the front porch to the platform : Fannie Lou Hamer and the rhetoric of the black freedom movement by Maegan Parker Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer : to tell it like it is
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English (14)

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