Coming of Age in Mississippi

Written By Anne Moody
Coming of Age in Mississippi
  • Publsiher : Dell
  • Release : 07 September 2011
  • ISBN : 0307803589
  • Pages : 432 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 16 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Coming of Age in Mississippi by author: Anne Moody which was release on 07 September 2011 and published by Dell with total page 432 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The unforgettable memoir of a woman at the front lines of the civil rights movement—a harrowing account of black life in the rural South and a powerful affirmation of one person’s ability to affect change. “Anne Moody’s autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to her courage.”—Chicago Tribune Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till’s lynching. Before then, she had “known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was . . . the fear of being killed just because I was black.” In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life. A straight-A student who realized her dream of going to college when she won a basketball scholarship, she finally dared to join the NAACP in her junior year. Through the NAACP and later through CORE and SNCC, she experienced firsthand the demonstrations and sit-ins that were the mainstay of the civil rights movement—and the arrests and jailings, the shotguns, fire hoses, police dogs, billy clubs, and deadly force that were used to destroy it. A deeply personal story but also a portrait of a turning point in our nation’s destiny, this autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one of the footsoldiers in the civil rights movement. Praise for Coming of Age in Mississippi “A history of our time, seen from the bottom up, through the eyes of someone who decided for herself that things had to be changed . . . a timely reminder that we cannot now relax.”—Senator Edward Kennedy, The New York Times Book Review “Something is new here . . . rural southern black life begins to speak. It hits the page like a natural force, crude and undeniable and, against all principles of beauty, beautiful.”—The Nation “Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful . . . so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down.”—San Francisco Sun-Reporter

Coming of Age in Mississippi

Coming of Age in Mississippi
  • Author : Anne Moody
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2011-09-07
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Summary : The unforgettable memoir of a woman at the front lines of the civil rights movement—a harrowing account of black life in the rural South and a powerful affirmation of one person’s ability to affect change. “Anne Moody’s autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to her courage.”—Chicago ...

Coming of Age In Mississippi The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black In the Rural South

Coming of Age In Mississippi  The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black In the Rural South
  • Author : Anne Moody
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Summary : The unforgettable memoir of a woman at the front lines of the civil rights movement—a harrowing account of black life in the rural South and a powerful affirmation of one person’s ability to affect change....

Literature Help Coming of Age In Mississippi

Literature Help  Coming of Age In Mississippi
  • Author : Students' Academy
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Summary : Anne Moody is a well-known figure today. She is popularly known for two things: she had taken part as one of the students demanding service at the famous Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi, and the other is her famous autobiography “Coming of Age In Mississippi.” Her book “...

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Notes on Mississippi Writers
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Mr  Death
  • Author : Anne Moody
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Total pages : 102
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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  • Author : Dorothy Abbott
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1986-05
  • Total pages : 735
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Summary : More than one hundred Mississippi writers recount their experiences growing up in the South, including encounters with racism...

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Mississippi Freedom Summer
  • Author : John F. McClymer
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 247
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Summary : Part of the American Stories series, this book tells the story of Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer" of 1964. The summer of 1964 witnessed the most astounding successes of the Civil Rights movement as well as the beginning of the dissolution of the political and social coalition that made those successes possible....

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Total pages : 212
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The Journal of Mississippi History
  • Author : William David McCain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : Includes section "Book reviews"....

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 212
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Books for the Teen Age

Books for the Teen Age
  • Author : New York Public Library
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Total pages : 212
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Taps

Taps
  • Author : Willie Morris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Summary : In a final work by the author of My Dog Skip, sixteen-year-old Mississippi boy Swayze Barksdale is called upon to play "Taps" at the funerals of his neighborhood's young Korean War casualties and comes into a more mature understanding of friendship, love, and patriotism. Reprint....

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Woman in America
  • Author : Virginia R. Terris
  • Publisher : Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Total pages : 520
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Growing Up Colored in Mississippi

Growing Up Colored in Mississippi
  • Author : C. Rayfield Haynes
  • Publisher : Winston-Derek Pub
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0307803589
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Summary : As a child, he worked to learn his place of color. Later, he struggled to preserve his integrity....