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The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most people who have heard of Fannie Lou Hamer are aware of the testimony that this Mississippi sharecropper and civil rights activist delivered at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Far fewer ... More


The Loyalist Backlash 1966–1971

Tim S. R. Boyd

in Georgia Democrats, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Shaping of the New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037653
eISBN:
9780813042152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037653.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the four years of tension within the Georgia Democratic Party during Lester Maddox's time as governor. Despite early attempts by Loyalists and the national leadership to reach ... More


Speech on Behalf of the Alabama Delegation at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 27, 1968

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was hounded by controversy stemming from protests of the country’s foreign policy, particularly the war in Vietnam. Civil rights activists in ... More


Testimony Before the Democratic Reform Committee, Jackson, Mississippi, May 22, 1969

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

Soon after the 1964 Democratic National Convention, an interracial coalition of Mississippi politicians including Pat Derian, Hodding Carter III, and Charles Evers came together to ensure that the ... More


Testimony Before the Credentials Committee at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 22, 1964

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Founded in April 1964, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) sought to show that the blacks of Mississippi would be willing to vote if given the opportunity. Knowing that the white power ... More


Seconding Speech for the Nomination of Frances Farenthold, Delivered at the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, July 13, 1972

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0019
Subject:
History, African-American History

In July 1972, Fannie Lou Hamer traveled to the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida despite her deteriorating health. Hamer’s health took a turn for the worse in January of that ... More


Prologue: 27 July 2004

Carl Pedersen

in Obama's America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

On July 27, 2004, just a little over two months after the fiftieth anniversary of the seminal Supreme Court decision on the case of Brown v. Board of Education that overturned a 1896 ruling ... More


A Moment Lost

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Detailing the journey from the foundation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to its seating challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, this chapter ... More


His Own Man

Aram Goudsouzian

in The Men and the Moment: The Election of 1968 and the Rise of Partisan Politics in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651095
eISBN:
9781469651118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651095.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Seven charts the turbulent Democratic National Convention through the experience of Hubert Humphrey, the onetime champion of American liberalism. In Chicago, the Democratic Party came apart ... More


“One of the Most Reliable Politicians upon This Subject of Slavery”: The Rewards of Fidelity and the Perils of Power

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the political maneuverings of Northern Democrats over the issue of slavery during the June 1852 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore. Delegates to the Democratic National ... More


“Though the Heavens Fall”: 1860 and Beyond

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the fate of the Northern Democratic Party after 1860. Democrats assembled in Charleston on April 23, 1860 for the national convention. Regular Democrats scored a victory on the ... More


“The Strongest Northern Man on Southern Principles”: James Buchanan and Southern Power

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines James Buchanan's victory in the 1856 Democratic national nominating convention held in Cincinnati and what it means for the South. In February 1856, Jesse Bright and John ... More


“We Regarded You as Brothers”: Defeat and Division

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the Northern Democratic Party's disastrous showing in the 1858 elections and the division that beleaguered the party. It discusses the Democratic regulars' conflict with Stephen ... More


From Resistance to Revolution

Bruce Dancis

in Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452420
eISBN:
9780801470417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author reflects on the revolutionary posturing that he and many other draft resisters adopted during the late 1960s. He describes himself as anti-Leninist and a pacifist, even as his commitment ... More


The Bravado of the Black Mecca and Blackness Abroad: Andrew Young and Black International Citizenship

Maurice J. Hobson

in The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635354
eISBN:
9781469635378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635354.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Four focuses on Atlanta’s rise as a global black city and the idea of black global citizenship through foreign and domestic policies as seen through U.S. Presidents, from John F. Kennedy to ... More


On Fire: The City and American Protest in 1968

Daniel Matlin

in Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698936
eISBN:
9781474445160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698936.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that a diverse array of American social movements in the late 1960s regarded the city as a crucial terrain of struggles for visibility, empowerment and self-determination, while ... More


Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer by Dr. Neil McMillen, April 14, 1972, and January 25, 1973, Ruleville, Mississippi; Oral History Program, University of Southern Mississippi

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0020
Subject:
History, African-American History

In April 1972 and January 1973, Dr. Neil McMillen, professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi, interviewed Fannie Lou Hamer at her home in Ruleville, Mississippi. This chapter ... More


Shoot to Kill: Rebellion and Retrenchment in Post–Civil Rights Chicago

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The book’s penultimate chapter focuses on the late 1960s, as whatever tenuous accountability mechanisms Orlando Wilson had implemented were destroyed by his successor. With Black Power and left-wing ... More


Katie Louchheim: November 17, 1961, National Council of Negro Women, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0021
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in New York City in 1903, Kathleen Scofield Louchheim was a talented poet and Democratic activist. Louchheim became a delegate from Washington D.C. to the Democratic National Convention in 1948 ... More


Introduction: Taking Rights

Crystal R. Sanders

in A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627809
eISBN:
9781469627823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627809.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction demonstrates that after the 1964 Democratic National Convention where the Credentials Committee chose not to seat the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s interracial delegation, ... More


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