Racism And Segregation In Anne Moody's Life

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Anne Moody was an african american girl born in Centreville Mississippi. Moody was the oldest of eight children in her family, this gave her a lot of responsibilities as she was growing up. She had to get a job at a very young age in order to provide a source of income for her single mother who had split up with her father. Despite all that she faced as she was growing up, Moody was a straight A student in school. She was a very bright young girl that always wanted to know a lot more about the things happening around her. Born in the United States during an era when racism and segregation were a norm in the south, Moody was faced with racism and segregation in her youth. This made her long to find the difference between blacks and whites. She wanted to know why blacks were treated very differently. Her early encounters with racists and the steps and methods she took towards countering them are what made her important in the civil rights movement. During the early years of her life, Moody began …show more content…

As she grew older, Moody was exposed to more acts of racism and most of her unanswered questions by her mother began to get answers to them and this tore her apart more and more. She had developed the mindset of strength and courage to put her foot down to what she believed was right irrespective of the repercussion. Moody attended two colleges (Natchez Junior College and Tougaloo College) both colleges for African American. At Tougaloo, Moody began to get involved in the NAACP and SNCC civil rights organisation that aimed at gaining equality for African Americans. Moody showed another act of resistance at a bus station on her way back to Tougaloo. She decided to have a sit-in with her friend Rose and did not care about the reactions that the white people had. She did what she wanted to do and went on with her business until things seemed to be getting out of hand and they were forced to

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