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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.

Review:

"Something is new here...rural southern black life begins to speak. It hits the page like a natural force, crude and undeniable and, against all principles of beauty, beautiful." The Nation

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"Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful...so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down." San Francisco Sun-Reporter

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"Simply one of the best, Anne Moody's autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to…courage." Chicago Tribune

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"A history of our time, seen from the bottom up, through the eyes of someone who decided for herself that things had to be changed...a timely reminder that we cannot now relax." Senator Edward Kennedy, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385337816
Author:
Moody, Anne
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. [4]
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.24x5.24x.91 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Delta - English 9780385337816 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Something is new here...rural southern black life begins to speak. It hits the page like a natural force, crude and undeniable and, against all principles of beauty, beautiful."
"Review" by , "Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful...so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down."
"Review" by , "Simply one of the best, Anne Moody's autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to…courage."
"Review" by , "A history of our time, seen from the bottom up, through the eyes of someone who decided for herself that things had to be changed...a timely reminder that we cannot now relax."
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