Coming of Age in Mississippi

Anne Moody (Author) Lisa Renee Pitts (Narrated by)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$29.99  $27.59
Publisher
Tantor Audio
Publish Date
December 31, 2012
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.58 X 7.5 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781452661117

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About the Author

In addition to her autobiography, "Coming of Age in Mississippi," Anne Moody is the author of "Mr. Death: Four Stories."
Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator. She won an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for excellence in narration for "Pushkin and the Queen of Spades" by Alice Randall.

Reviews

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