Coming of Age in Mississippi

Written by:
Anne Moody
Narrated by:
Lisa Reneé Pitts

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2012
15 hours 32 minutes
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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Thomas J.

Loved it

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Narrator was very good!

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Jeff C.

Great book. Heart wrenching story of the civil rights movement in the deep south. the narrator is incredible!

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Sandra T.

What a unique opportunity to see the Civil Rights Movement from the inside. I was a preteen who remember it on the news and my Southern white parents talking about it. Even at 10 yrs. old, I was astounded at some things I heard them say. Don’t know why, at that age, I not only disagreed, but was appalled by my own mother’s comments (which I can’t repeat here). Ms. Moody’s accounting of all they went through, what she went through, has been validating and touching.

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