The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

New York, NY: The New Press, 2008. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. xvi, 368 p. Illustrations. Notes. Index. From Wikipedia: "James Oliver Eastland (November 28, 1904 February 19, 1986) was an American politician and white supremacist from Mississippi who served in the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1941; and again from 1943 until his resignation December 27, 1978. He compiled a conservative record in support of the Conservative coalition. A wealthy plantation owner, Eastland was best known nationally as a symbol of Southern support of racial segregation in most of his years in the Senate." From Wikipedia: "Fannie Lou Hamer (born Fannie Lou Townsend; October 6, 1917 March 14, 1977) was an American voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and philanthropist. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi's Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey." Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ has slight wear and soiling.

Keywords: African-Americans, Racism, Segregation, Discrimination, James Eastland, Fannie Lou Hamer, NAACP, Mississippi Freedom, Sharecropping, Voting Rights

ISBN: 9781595583321

[Book #70718]

Price: $45.00

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