Anne Moody's Experience Of Racial Segregation And Discrimination In Mississippi

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While attending college in Mississippi, Anne Moody had the opportunity to do something about the racial injustices she had experienced throughout her life. She saw the biases and disparities in wealth, services, and rights that separated Black people from white people. She also saw how Black people were treated compared to white people. Anne was also disgusted with Black people. She felt that they did not do enough to stand up to the injustices against them from the whites. It was for these reasons and many other experiences that eventually led her to see Black skin as the primary factor that made Black people vulnerable to danger in Mississippi. Anne Moody’s experiences with racial segregation and discrimination in the south, especially …show more content…

When she asked her mother for the meaning of "NAACP" (referring to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), after hearing it during a discussion she overheard between Mrs. Burke and her “Guild”, her mother tells her to never mention that word in front of any white person, and, if possible, not at all (Moody, 1968). Anne feels helpless and does not understand why her own mother will not talk to her about the NAACP. The NAACP was seen as a forbidden organization in rural Mississippi. Anne’s early curiosity about the NAACP resurfaced later while she was attending Tougaloo College in …show more content…

After high school, she entered college where she had the courage to challenge the rules and became a leader of the people of color through her actions and beliefs, becoming an activist in the civil rights movement in Mississippi and working hard as a civil rights activist for the Congress of Racial Equality throughout the country. When she could longer see that anything was being done by her work in the civil rights movement, she left. Anne realized that the fight for human rights, dignity, justice, equality, and freedom is not just the fight of the Black people, but the fight of every ethnic and racial minority. Anne also recognized that social issues like gender and class are just as essential as that of race. Annes mission in life was to become a civil rights activist and she did this though hard work and

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