I’m studying for my History class and need an explanation.

Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi

Based on your reading of Anne Moody’s autobiography, answer the following in a well-organized,

formal, argumentative-persuasive essay. 100 points. Suggested length: 4-5 typed, double-spaced


Who was Anne Moody? What was her identity? Why did she write this book? What was her main

argument? For whom did she write the book? How, if at all, was her narrative biased? What does

her story tell us about the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century?