Coming of Age in Mississippi

Coming of Age in Mississippi

Book - 1976
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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 an 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 candidily 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 and a moving account of a woman's indomitable heart.
Publisher: New York : Laurel, 1976, c1968.
ISBN: 9780440314882
0440314887
Branch Call Number: 917.62 Moo
Characteristics: 384 p. ; 18 cm.

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