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Author Moody, Anne, 1940-2015

Title Coming of age in Mississippi : [the classic autobiography of growing up poor and black in the rural south] / Anne Moody
Edition Laurel pbk. ed
Published New York : Bantam Dell, 1976, ©1968


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 MELB  976.2 Moody Moo/Coa  AVAILABLE
Description 424 pages ; 18 cm
Contents Childhood -- High school -- College -- Movement
Summary The story of a black girl growing up in the desperate poverty of rural Mississippi. Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story--the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties and fifties -- and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidly reveals the soul of a black girl who had the courage to challenge it. The result is a touchstone work: an accurate, authoritative portrait of black family life in the rural South & a moving account of a woman's indomitable heart
Subject Moody, Anne, 1940-2015
ISBN 0440314887