Analysis Of Coming Of Age In Mississippi By Anne Moody

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Anne Moody’s autobiography “Coming of Age in Mississippi” details her life from childhood, to her efforts in the movement for equal rights. The social culture at the time was that black people were in superior to white people, and that they had more rights than anyone. White people had done many things to maintain this status or superiority through many violent and non-violent ways. They managed to keep this status without the use of violence on Anne a number of ways such as having reserved areas for black people that were not as nice as white peoples, treating them terrible as if they owned them, overworking them and giving the unfair workloads, and having to deal with social prejudice.

Anne Moody joins her civil rights group at a sit in, and they begin by trying to get service of which the waitresses at first begin to take their order, but after the waitresses realize what’s happening, they turn off the lights and leave because they assume due to society’s views, they figured “that violence would start immediately after the whites at the …show more content…

Because of it many black people would assume the worst in some cases and would miss out on certain things. White people would also judge black people constantly and just assume they were nothing. Moody goes through this when she nearly refuses to go to Tougaloo college because she later finds out “that all the teachers were white” and that the “white students would murder me in class” which had made her worry about whether she should go. She thinks about how her professors will be white and will probably be horrible to her. Which of course does happen with the dean’s secretary Mrs. Adams who tries to force her to do chores as if she was her slave. This prejudice had almost made her not go to the school where she had begun her protest and commitment to the

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