Coming of Age in Mississippi

Discusses the life of civil rights activist Anne Moody, as presented in her autobiography.

This paper discusses the life of Anne Moody, an African-American civil rights activist who left her home town and family determined to take part in protests and sit-ins in America’s turbulent South in the 1960s. The paper uses quotes from Moody’s autobiography, “Coming of Age in Mississippi”, to show her determination, as well as her anger against both blacks and whites involved in the struggle.
“She struck out on her own, recognizing that it was time help in the fight against injustice. She worked diligently as a civil rights activist with the Congress of Racial Equality and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She also spoke and participated in civil rights activities such as the Woolworth’s luncheon sit-in. At times, including when working to support voter registration, she was fearful for her life. Activists were being killed, and Moody’s name was on a Ku Klux Klan black list.”