By Maegan Parker Brooks
A sharecropper, a warrior, and a truthtelling prophet, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917�1977) stands as a strong image not just of the Sixties black freedom flow, but in addition of the iconic human fight opposed to oppression. A Voice which can Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the tale of Hamer�s existence by means of concentrating on how she hired symbols� pictures, phrases, or even fabric items reminiscent of the poll, nutrients, and clothing�to build persuasive public personae, to persuade audiences, and to impression social switch.
Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and up to date interviews with Hamer�s pals, kinfolk, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks strikes chronologically via Hamer�s lifestyles. Brooks recounts Hamer�s early affects, her intersection with the black freedom flow, 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 prior to reading how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The ebook concludes by way of emphasizing what is still rhetorical approximately Hamer�s biography, utilizing the 2012 statue and museum commitment in Hamer�s native land of Ruleville, Mississippi, to envision 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 that may Stir an Army enhance knowing of this key ancient determine. This e-book additionally demonstrates how rhetorical research enhances ancient reconstruction to provide an explanation for the dynamics of the way social events truly 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