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Coming of Age in Mississippi

Anne Moody

Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till's lynching. Before then, she had "known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was…the fear of being killed just because I was black." In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life. An all-A student whose dream of going to college is realized when she wins a basketball scholarship, she finally dares to join the NAACP in her junior year. Through the NAACP and later through CORE and SNCC she has first-hand experience of the demonstrations and sit-ins that were the mainstay of the civil rights movement, and the arrests and jailings, the shotguns, fire hoses, police dogs, billy clubs and deadly force that were used to destroy it. A deeply personal story but also a portrait of a turning point in our nation's destiny, this autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one of the footsoldiers in the civil rights movement.

Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till's lynching. Before then, she had "known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was…the fear of being killed just because I was black." In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life. An all-A student whose dream of going to college is realized when she wins a basketball scholarship, she finally dares to join the NAACP in her junior year. Through the NAACP and later through CORE and SNCC she has first-hand experience of the demonstrations and sit-ins that were the mainstay of the civil rights movement, and the arrests and jailings, the shotguns, fire hoses, police dogs, billy clubs and deadly force that were used to destroy it. A deeply personal story but also a portrait of a turning point in our nation's destiny, this autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one of the footsoldiers in the civil rights movement.
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Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till's lynching. Before then, she had "known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was…the fear of being killed just because I was black." In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life. An all-A student whose dream of going to college is realized when she wins a basketball scholarship, she finally dares to join the NAACP in her junior year. Through the NAACP and later through CORE and SNCC she has first-hand experience of the demonstrations and sit-ins that were the mainstay of the civil rights movement, and the arrests and jailings, the shotguns, fire hoses, police dogs, billy clubs and deadly force that were used to destroy it. A deeply personal story but also a portrait of a turning point in our nation's destiny, this autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one of the footsoldiers in the civil rights movement.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lisa Reneé Pitts

Length:

15h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

52:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

50:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

32:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:28