Maegan Parker Brooks's A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the PDF

By Maegan Parker Brooks

A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truthtelling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917�1977) stands as a robust image not just of the Sixties black freedom stream, but in addition of the iconic human fight opposed to oppression. A Voice which could Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the tale of Hamer�s existence via targeting how she hired symbols� photographs, phrases, or even fabric items resembling the poll, nutrition, and clothing�to build persuasive public personae, to steer audiences, and to influence social swap.

Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and up to date interviews with Hamer�s associates, relations, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks strikes chronologically via Hamer�s lifestyles. Brooks recounts Hamer�s early affects, her intersection with the black freedom circulate, and her upward push to prominence on the 1964 Democratic nationwide conference. Brooks additionally considers Hamer�s lesserknown contributions to the struggle opposed to poverty and to feminist politics sooner than reading how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The publication concludes via emphasizing what continues to be rhetorical approximately Hamer�s biography, utilizing the 2012 statue and museum commitment in Hamer�s homeland of Ruleville, Mississippi, to ascertain the bigger social, political, and historiographical implications of her legacy.

The sustained attention of Hamer�s wideranging use of symbols and the reconstruction of her legacy supplied in the pages of A Voice which may Stir an Army increase realizing of this key old determine. This publication additionally demonstrates how rhetorical research enhances historic reconstruction to give an explanation for the dynamics of the way social activities truly operate.

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