Coming of Age in Mississippi

Coming-of-Age-in-Mississippi-9780385337816

Written by, Anne Moody

384 pages

Review

“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.…”—New York Times Book Review

From the Publisher

Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story — the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties — and to have survived with pride and courage intact.
In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidly reveals the soul of a black girl who had the courage to challenge it. The result is a touchstone work: an accurate, authoritative portrait of black family life in the rural South and a moving account of a woman’s indomitable heart.

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