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Coming of Age in Mississippi byAnne Moody is an autobiographical look at the hardships endured by blacks in the poverty-stricken Mississippi Delta Moody clearly paints a picture of racial inequality in the South of the 1950s and 60sFor example Essie Maes who is really Anne Moody mother had to work odd end jobs to support her family and made between five to twelve dollars a week She could only feed her family leftovers from her job or beans and bread Such treatment was proof of the unfairness blacks endured because of the color of their skin Essie Mae had to attend segregated schools due to all the moving from house to house over the years Everyone treated her okay except for some white people who were still prejudiced For example because of the color of their friends skins blacks were unable to enter the theater with their friends Because of incidents like this Moody got involved with the Civil Rights Movement while in college She joined the NAACP CORE and SNCC to help blacks in the south to vote Officials in Mississippi were against blacks registering to vote because it would increase the chances of having a black in office She was also involved in sit-ins and marches for the right to vote and to end racism For example she was involved in a sit-in with other CORE and NAACP members where they couldnt be served at an all-white counter The Civil Right members refused to get up from the counter unless they were served All of a sudden white people started coming into the restaurant and started calling them names and by using racial slurs throwing ketchup and mustard at them and dragging them from the counter and beating them The police came and broke the crowd up and took the Civil Rights members out of the restaurant In the end she leaves the Civil Rights Movement because she is confused about the discrimination
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