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 circulate, but in addition of the iconic human fight opposed to oppression. A Voice that can Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the tale of Hamer�s lifestyles by means of concentrating on how she hired symbols� photographs, phrases, or even fabric items similar to the poll, nutrition, and clothing�to build persuasive public personae, to steer audiences, and to influence social switch.
Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and up to date interviews with Hamer�s acquaintances, relations, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks strikes chronologically via Hamer�s existence. Brooks recounts Hamer�s early impacts, her intersection with the black freedom move, 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 ahead of interpreting how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The e-book concludes by means of emphasizing what is still 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 could Stir an Army enhance realizing of this key old determine. This ebook additionally demonstrates how rhetorical research enhances old reconstruction to give an explanation for the dynamics of the way social activities really operate.
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A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement (Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series) by Maegan Parker Brooks