Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony
A rhetorical criticism of Fannie Lou Hamer's testimony of racism at the Democratic National Convention.
# 124169 | 1,750 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Historical Figures) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)
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This paper provides a rhetorical criticism of Fannie Lou Hamer's testimony before the Credentials Committee, delivered 22 August 1964 at the Democratic National Convention, in which she describes her violent abuse while in the custody of state patrolmen who arrested her while she was on her way to register to become a "first-class" citizen.
From the Paper:"Fannie Lou Hamer was a prominent leader during the civil rights movement and an American voting activist. Fannie Hamer worked as a field hand and a timekeeper on a plantation in the ...s but it was her attendance at several African-American organizations' conferences in the ...s that inspired an increased interest in civil rights and voting activism. As a victim of racism, Hamer was sterilized without knowledge or consent in ... by a white doctor as part of Mississippi's plan to reduce the number..."
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