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

Tis the season of giving. A few coins in a bucket, folded dollars in an envelope, an extra donation to the church, you don't mind. Wrap a small gift for a child in need, give to someone who has nothing, it's the holidays. Or read "Until I Am Free" by Keisha N. Blain, and give of yourself. From the day she was born in Mississippi in the fall of 1917, Fannie Lou Townsend knew only poverty. She was the youngest of twenty children, and her parents were mostly sharecroppers; because they needed every pair of hands to keep ahead, Fannie Lou often stayed home from school to help, beginning right at age six.