Voice of Freedom--Fannie Lou Hamer

Voice of Freedom--Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Weatherford is about the life and historical legacy of one of the heroines of the Civil Rights movement. She was the youngest of twenty children, born in 1917 to sharecropper parents. She was six when she first worked in the cotton fields. She stayed in Mississippi to care for her mother as many of her siblings moved north. The book does an excellent job of outlining the institutionalized hurdles blocking equal access to basic rights such as voting and education. Fannie ultimately became very involved in the civil rights movement, working for decades to overturn unfair laws. This is an inspirational book.