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ESSAY ASSIGMENT 2 America of the 1960s was a social and ideological battleground It was fighting an idelogical war in southeast Asia while at home it was battling civil rights conflicts which had been simmering just beneath the surface for over a hundred years In what could only be explained as historical irony the US military was fighting for human rights for the South Vietnamese while denying civil rights to its citizens whose only crime was that their skin was black The civil rights movement not only defined America but also the lives of the black men and women who had long known oppression and were frutrated by the feeble attempts to combat it Anne Moodys autobiography Coming of Age in Mississippi explored the impact of the civil rights movement on her life and perspective We can find three events in Moodys as turning points in her life her high- school days her college experiences and finally the movement itself As Moody recalled her childhood she acknowledged that from a very early age racism wasnt just something to read about in newspapers In Mississippi it was like an insidious cancer from which there was no escape Even as a child although she lacked the intellectual comprehension of prejudice she knew that she was treated differently from other children She wondered why the white families had such modern conveniences as indoor toilets while her family and those like them were denied such things What was their secret Moody was an acaemic scholar who had received a college scholarship much to the delight of her parents but she always knew she
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