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The book “Coming of Age in Mississippi” depicts the life of a young black woman, stretching across the era of World War Two, the Fifties, and early 1960’s; illustrating changes in race and human rights in relation to her struggles in the black community, power structures of white South, and the larger nation. However, the book portrays not only the racial discrimination between whites and blacks, but also between black communities; Anne visualized this as she grew during the time after post civil war era, realizing the need for change, and thus this shapes her to become a civil right leader, involving in the movement. The book portrays what life was like in the South before and during the civil rights movement. The story begins with the life of a young black girl, Essie who is four years old, climbing her way through childhood to adult; however her path to success and growing up was filled with obstacles and struggles. Before the civil rights movement, during 1940’s and 1950’s, Ann describes the poor life of many African Americans. Moreover, Moody outlines the childhood of Essie Mae being filled with poverty, fear, family tensions, unsettlement, and early
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