Fannie Lou Hamer, a biography by Susan Kling

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Published by Women for Racial and Economic Equality in [Chicago?] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Hamer, Fannie Lou.,
  • African Americans -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statementby Susan Kling.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE185.97.H35 K58
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. :
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4432152M
LC Control Number79066607

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