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 additionally of the long-lasting human fight opposed to oppression. A Voice which may Stir an Army is a rhetorical biography that tells the tale of Hamer�s lifestyles by means of targeting how she hired symbols� pictures, phrases, or even fabric items resembling the poll, nutrition, and clothing�to build persuasive public personae, to persuade audiences, and to influence social switch.
Drawing upon dozens of newly recovered Hamer texts and up to date interviews with Hamer�s pals, relatives, and fellow activists, Maegan Parker Brooks strikes chronologically via Hamer�s existence. Brooks recounts Hamer�s early impacts, 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 ahead of studying how Hamer is remembered posthumously. The e-book concludes by means of emphasizing what continues to be rhetorical approximately Hamer�s biography, utilizing the 2012 statue and museum commitment in Hamer�s native land 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 can Stir an Army enhance knowing of this key old determine. This e-book additionally demonstrates how rhetorical research enhances historic reconstruction to give an explanation for the dynamics of the way social events 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