anne moody

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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 U.S. military was fighting for human rights for the South Vietnamese while denying civil rights to its citizens whose only "crime" …

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…Moody had the courage to criticize the ineffectiveness of the civil rights movement and openly question whether the nonviolent approach was relevant. The autobiography does not provide any tidy conclusions, and when Anne Moody considers the words, "We Shall Overcome," which symbolized the 1963 March on Washington, she was unafraid to speculate, "I wonder. I really wonder..." (384) WORK CITED Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. Bibliography WORK CITED Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi.