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Hamer, Fannie Lou

Works: 188 works in 307 publications in 1 language and 15,674 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Gospel music  Sources  Concert films  Biography  Music  Filmed interviews  Documentary television programs 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: E185.97.H35, 973.04960730092
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Most widely held works about Fannie Lou Hamer
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Most widely held works by Fannie Lou Hamer
The speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer : to tell it like it is by Fannie Lou Hamer( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,468 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
Festival : folk music at Newport, 1963-1966( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Woodstock and Monterey Pop, there was Festival. From 1963 through 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached its peak as a popular phenomenon. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, the Staple Singers, Pete Seeger, Son House, and Peter, Paul and Mary were just a few of the legends who shared the stage at Newport, treating audiences to a range of folk music that encompassed the genre's roots in blues, country, and gospel as well as its newer flirtations with rock and roll. Shooting in gorgeous black and white, Lerner juxtaposes performances with snapshot interviews with artists and their fans, weaving footage from four years of the festival into an intimate record of a pivotal time in music--and in American culture at large"--Container
Classic African American gospel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The collection does a good job of representing the genre's history."--Dirty Linen
The life of Fannie Lou Hamer : never turn back( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer, nonviolent motivator in the civil rights movement. Includes an interview with her, comments from individuals who knew her or her work, and scenes of her galvanizing civil rights workers
Fannie Lou Hamer : short clip telling story by Bille Jean Young( Visual )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video is a clip of Fannie Lou Hamer discussing her life as a farmer on a plantation and her struggle to register to vote in Mississippi
Songs my mother taught me( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 20th child of a Mississippi sharecropper family and a commanding voice of the Civil Rights Movement, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) stood tall against the brutality, indigities and intimidation of implacable racism." --Container
Festival : filmed at the Newport Folk Festival by Joan Baez( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cinematic synthesis of four Newport folk Festivals that depicts the crucial years of transition for the art of folk music 1963-1966
Homecoming by Charlene Gilbert( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film exploring the history of ownership of farm lands by African Americans from Reconstruction to the present day. Their struggle for land of their own pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. As part of Reconstruction, Congress alloted 45 million acres of land to former slaves but little land was ever actually distributed. Despite formidable obstacles one million African Americans, mostly former sharecroppers, managed to purchase over 15 million acres of land by 1910
An oral history with Fannie Lou Hamer by Fannie Lou Hamer( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi : is this America?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the continuing civil rights struggle in Mississippi. The story covers the voter registration drive during Freedom Summer in 1964 when students and others from the north came to Mississippi to implement black participation in the political process. Also includes the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and their unsuccessful attempt to sit in at the 1964 Democatic Party convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey
We rise : speeches by inspirational black women( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women is a rare compilation of memorable speeches delivered by celebrated African-American women from both past and present. Spanning decades and elucidating the fight for equality, it not only captures important pieces of black history, but reveals the struggle from a female perspective. The live recordings in this captivating collection are preceded by a short biography to introduce each speaker
The New left( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Left sprang from an affluent America torn by racial conflict and dissent over the Vietnam War. This program assesses the course of New Left politics up to 1967 by combining newsreel footage with interviews of leaders across the movement's range, including Tom Hayden, Carl Oglesby, Stokely Carmichael and Fannie Lou Hamer. From Students for a Democratic Society to the Black Panthers; from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Malcolm X, this look at a social and political groundswell provides fascinating insights into the era."--Container
This far by faith--( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the strike at the Delta Pride Catfish processing plant in Indianola, Mississippi, the largest strike by Afro-American workers in the history of the state of Mississippi. Shows events as they unfolded until the strike was settled in December, 1990
Fannie Lou Hamer, 1917-1977 papers, 1966-1978, n.d by Fannie Lou Hamer( )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fannie Lou Hamer : papers of a civil rights activitist, political activist, and woman( )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fannie Lou Hamer was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights."
Say it plain : a century of great African-American speeches( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notable speeches by black Americans focusing on race relations
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gripping on-camera interview, Mrs. Hamer talks about the values she learned from her parents, her experiences growing up in the Deep South and the radicalizing events which led her to risk her life in the struggle for human rights in America. The program includes archival footage of Civil Rights protests and of the historic Democratic Convention of 1968
Dream Deferred by Shelby Steele( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film originally produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern voter registration drive in 1964, the year of the Mississippi summer. It contains interviews with activists, voter registrants and leaders, including the now famous speech by Fannie Lou Hamer
Social activism sound recording project( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated chronology of events in the United States and abroad related to the Vietnam War and protests against the war, 1960-1975, with emphasis on the anti-war movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. Site features extensive historical audio and video recordings and links to full-text newspaper articles and other online resources
The roots of resistance( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected highlights from the Freedom Archives featuring contemporary recordings of the voices of political and social activists. Topics include civil rights and Black liberation, Vietnam war protests, the prison movement, Puerto Rico, Chile, Native American movements, women's liberation, the International Hotel and other social issues and movements
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The speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer : to tell it like it is
Alternative Names
Fannie Lou Hamer American civil rights activist (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977)

Fannie Lou Hamer Amerikaans politica (1917-1977)

Fannie Lou Hamer personnalité politique américaine

Fannie Lou Hamer político estadounidense

Fannie Lou Hamer US-amerikanesch Politikerin

Fannie Lou Hamer US-amerikanische Bürgerrechtlerin

Hamer, Fannie Lou 1917-1977

Hamer, Fanny Lou

Hamer Fanny Lou 1917-1977

Townsend, Fannie Lou

Townsend Fannie Lou 1917-1977

Townsend Hamer, Fannie Lou 1917-1977

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English (119)

We rise : speeches by inspirational black womenThe senator and the sharecropper : the freedom struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou HamerFor freedom's sake : the life of Fannie Lou HamerWomen of hope : African Americans who made a differenceFannie Lou Hamer : the life of a civil rights iconFannie Lou Hamer and the fight for the voteFannie Lou Hamer : fighting for the right to vote