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Coming of Age in Mississippi

Coming of Age in Mississippi Book
Author : Anne Moody
Publisher : Dell
Release : 2011-09-07
ISBN : 0307803589
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The unforgettable memoir of a woman at the front lines of the civil rights movement—a harrowing account of black life in the rural South and a powerful affirmation of one person’s ability to affect change. “Anne Moody’s autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to her courage.”—Chicago Tribune 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. A straight-A student who realized her dream of going to college when she won a basketball scholarship, she finally dared to join the NAACP in her junior year. Through the NAACP and later through CORE and SNCC, she experienced firsthand 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. Praise for Coming of Age in Mississippi “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 “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 “Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful . . . so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down.”—San Francisco Sun-Reporter

Coming of Age in Mississippi

Coming of Age in Mississippi Book
Author : Anne Moody
Publisher : Delta
Release : 2004-02-03
ISBN : 0385337817
File Size : 22,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The unforgettable memoir of a woman at the front lines of the civil rights movement—a harrowing account of black life in the rural South and a powerful affirmation of one person’s ability to affect change. “Anne Moody’s autobiography is an eloquent, moving testimonial to her courage.”—Chicago Tribune 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. A straight-A student who realized her dream of going to college when she won a basketball scholarship, she finally dared to join the NAACP in her junior year. Through the NAACP and later through CORE and SNCC, she experienced firsthand 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. Praise for Coming of Age in Mississippi “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 “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 “Engrossing, sensitive, beautiful . . . so candid, so honest, and so touching, as to make it virtually impossible to put down.”—San Francisco Sun-Reporter

Mr Death

Mr  Death Book
Author : Anne Moody
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 23,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Download Mr Death book written by Anne Moody and published by HarperCollins Publishers with total hardcover pages 120 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Coming of Age in Mississippi

Coming of Age in Mississippi Book
Author : Anne Moody
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Download Coming of Age in Mississippi book written by Anne Moody and published by with total hardcover pages 432 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

The Last Resort

The Last Resort Book
Author : Norma Watkins
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2011-05-09
ISBN : 9781604739787
File Size : 22,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Raised under the racial segregation that kept her family's southern country hotel afloat, Norma Watkins grows up listening at doors, trying to penetrate the secrets and silences of the black help and of her parents' marriage. Groomed to be an ornament to white patriarchy, she sees herself failing at the ideal of becoming a southern lady. The Last Resort, her compelling memoir, begins in childhood at Allison's Wells, a popular Mississippi spa for proper white people, run by her aunt. Life at the rambling hotel seems like paradise. Yet young Norma wonders at a caste system that has colored people cooking every meal while forbidding their sitting with whites to eat. Once integration is court-mandated, her beloved father becomes a stalwart captain in defense of Jim Crow as a counselor to fiery, segregationist Governor Ross Barnett. His daughter flounders, looking for escape. A fine house, wonderful children, and a successful husband do not compensate for the shock of Mississippi's brutal response to change, daily made manifest by the men in her home. A sexually bleak marriage only emphasizes a growing emotional emptiness. When a civil rights lawyer offers love and escape, does a good southern lady dare leave her home state and closed society behind? With humor and heartbreak, The Last Resort conveys at once the idyllic charm and the impossible compromises of a lost way of life.

Growing Up in Mississippi

Growing Up in Mississippi Book
Author : Bertha M. Davis
Publisher : Infinity Publishing
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0741420678
File Size : 21,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Download Growing Up in Mississippi book written by Bertha M. Davis and published by Infinity Publishing with total hardcover pages 169 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Growing Up in Mississippi

Growing Up in Mississippi Book
Author : Judy H. Tucker,Richard Ford
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2011-08-16
ISBN : 9781617034046
File Size : 22,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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With contributions from Elizabeth Aydelott, Fred Banks, Jimmy Buffett, Edward Cohen, Maggie Wade Dixon, Ellen Douglas, W. Ralph Eubanks, Richard Ford, Gwendolyn Gong, Carolyn Haines, Lorian Hemingway, Samuel Jones, Robert Khayat, B. B. King, John Maxwell, Alberto Mora, Donald Peterson, Noel Polk, Jerry Rice, George Riggs, Robert St. John, Sid Salter, Constance Slaughter-Harvey, Elizabeth Spencer, Clifton Taulbert, Keith Tonkel, Sela Ward, Wyatt Waters, Jim Weatherly, and William Winter Growing Up in Mississippi shares experiences and impressions from a multifaceted group representing all areas of the state and many professions, talents, and temperaments. Parents, teachers, churches, communities, landscape, and historical context profoundly influenced these men and women when they were young. In his revealing foreword, Richard Ford explores the very essence of influence and illustrates his conclusions by recalling an indelible incident between his mother and himself in the front yard of their home on Congress Street in Jackson, Mississippi. The volume then showcases poignant memories of other distinguished individuals: a governor and statesman, journalists, a news anchor, a playwright, novelists, memoirists, a publisher, a minister, educators and scholars, judges and lawyers, a test pilot and astronaut, a renowned watercolorist, a celebrated actress, and many more. Spanning more than five decades, these essays give us a glimpse of the people and places that nurtured these outstanding individuals and their remarkable gifts.

Nisei Daughter

Nisei Daughter Book
Author : Monica Itoi Sone
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 1979
ISBN : 9780295956886
File Size : 26,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Tells the story of a Japanese-American woman growing up in Seattle in the 1930s who was subjected to relocation during World War II