Summary Of Coming Of Age In Mississippi By Anne Moody

436 Words2 Pages

Anne Moody a Civil Rights activist, in 1968 she published her autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi. Her book begins in her childhood and follows her life all the way to the height of the civil rights movement. A week before Anne started her first year in high school, Emmett Till was murdered. Emmett Till’s murder was a tragedy, but it served as an awakening to the turbulent times Anne and many others were living in. The autobiography reveals that Emmett Till’s death inspired Anne and a new generation of blacks to stand up and participate in the Civil Rights Movement. Before Emmett Till was killed, blacks would not stand up to the killers of blacks. Before Emmett was killed Anne described that she still heard stories of Blacks being

Open Document