14803. . Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody.
. This paper provides a review and analysis of the author’s best-selling autobiography describing her experiences growing up in the white dominated Deep South in the 1940s and 1950s. The analysis explores the major themes and high points of Anne Moody’s story and discusses how Moody’s book can be used in the teaching of several important dimensions of American history – as a biographic account of southern poverty, a personal history of the civil rights years, and as an example of the lifelong development of an activist. KEYWORDS: book review autobiography southern life 1950s civil rights. 5 pages, 2 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,204 words.
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