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For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (Civil Rights and Struggle)

This book is about Fannie Lou Hamer
Dive into the heart of the 1964 Freedom Summer with "For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (Civil Rights and Struggle)." This compelling narrative by Lisa Anderson Todd transports readers to a pivotal time in Mississippi, where courage met oppression head-on. Amidst the fervor of the civil rights movement, American college students, including the author, joined forces with local African Americans to form the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), challenging the exclusion of black citizens from voting. Through Todd's vivid recounting, the book captures the spirit of activism led by the indomitable Fannie Lou Hamer, illustrating the party's drive to educate, empower, and enfranchise in a climate rife with intimidation. Published on January 19, 2015, this book is not only a tribute to those who fought for racial justice and voting rights but also an essential read for middle-school students exploring the depths of American civil rights history.
Published by University Press of Kentucky on January 19, 2015
468 pages
ISBN: 9780813147154
Best for readers in Middle School
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