Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America Free Audiobook Download by Keisha N. Blain

Filmed in 1979, "Until I am Free" is a short documentary biography on Fannie Lou Hamer, an African American Civil Rights leader who fought for the rights of her community. The film tells the story of how she was beaten and jailed just because she was trying to vote and be heard. She finally got justice after winning her case all the way to the Supreme Court, with their decision stating that voting should not be denied because of the color or race of a person.

On June 5, 1963, the day before President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Fannie Lou Hamer made a speech that changed America. She was a sharecropper and Civil Rights activist who led the Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 campaign in Winona. She told her audience that she would not rest until she saw "black folks in America sitting down on the front row of every church." Despite enduring beatings, arrests and even imprisonment at the hands of those in power, Fannie Lou Hamer remained resilient. The iconic civil rights leader was one of the last speakers to speak at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28th 1963.

Fannie Lou Hamer is a civil rights activist, voting rights activist, and women's rights activist who fought for equal opportunity and social justice. Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Mississippi in 1916. She was the first woman to register to vote in Mississippi without being asked for her husband's permission. After this act of defiance, she would organize several voter registration campaigns and become an active member of the Congress of Racial Equality. In 1965, she was elected as the first African American woman to serve on the prestigious national committee of SNCC.

As the narrator, Tyra Kennedy beautifully captures Fannie Lou Hamer's life journey in this audiobook. She weaves together personal accounts with historical facts to create a powerful message of freedom and resistance. This book is short and full of powerful quotes such as "When they go low, we go high." It is a must-read for anyone interested in American history or social justice today.

When Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist and civil-rights worker, died in 1977, she left her last public statement for the world that read: "Until I am free."

Fannie Lou Hamer was a sharecropper's daughter and civil rights activist, who rose to national fame as the youngest person ever elected to the Mississippi State Senate. Her life story is one of struggle and perseverance, yet she remains an icon for women's equality and empowerment.

Published Date 2021-10-05
Duration 7 hours 1 minutes
Author Keisha N. Blain
Narrated Tyra Kennedy
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Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Politics
Parent Category Political Advocacy, Social Science, World

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