Coming of Age in Mississippi is a memoir written by civil rights activist Anne Moody. It chronicles her childhood and education as a young African American woman growing up in Mississippi amidst poisonous racial and patriarchal tensions. In four sections it details the experiences of her early childhood, her high school and college education, and her later involvement in the emergent Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. The memoir dwells critically on the movement and its attitude toward the women who participated in it.
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