This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century

by Kay Mills

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky

426 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 25 photos

  • Paperback
  • 9780813191829
  • Published: August 2007



" WITH A FOREWORD BY MARION WRIGHT EDELMAN The award-winning biography of black civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. ""Riveting. Provides a history that helps us to understand the choices made by so many black men and women of Hamer's generation, who somehow found the courage to join a movement in which they risked everything."" --New York Times Book Review ""One is forced to pause and consider that this black daughter of the Old South might have been braver than King and Malcolm."" --Washington Post Book World ""An epic that nurtures us as we confront today's challenges and helps us Keep Hope Alive.'"" --Jesse L. Jackson ""Not only does This Little Light of Mine recount a vital part of America""s history, but it lights our future as readers are inspired anew by Mrs. Hamer's spirit, courage, and commitment."" --Marian Wright Edelman ""This book is the essence of raw courage. It must be read."" --Rep. John Lewis