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Part 1, Chapter 1 Anne Moody's story begins in rural Mississippi in the 1940s, where her family lives on "Mr. Carter's plantation" with ot... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 After school ends for the summer, Essie, Adline, and Junior spend their days sitting on the porch or playing in the wood... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 3 Domestic work takes a physical toll on Mama. She leaves her employer for another white woman, Mrs. Johnson, who's kinder... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 4 After moving into the new house, Mama and Essie go to buy furniture. Essie is now almost 12. She picks out a bed similar... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 5 Mama is still a member of Mount Pleasant, her old church. But she starts attending Centreville Baptist, "the largest Neg... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 6 Raymond wants financial independence as a "big-time farmer." He buys a mule and a piece of cheap land. But soon he disco... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 7 The new school year starts, and Essie and her siblings find work picking pecans for their neighbor Mr. Wheeler. They use... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 8 The family can't afford school clothes when Essie enters eighth grade. She wears her old, tight jeans to school and inad... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 9 After Homecoming, Essie changes her name. Mama requests new copies of the children's birth certificates for their school... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 10 Anne enters high school with "new insight into the life of Negroes in Mississippi." She has heard of black people being ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 11 Anne begins to "hate people" when she is 15 years old. She hates the murderous Southern whites, but she hates the Negroe... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 12 In Baton Rouge Anne takes a job with a poor white woman named Mrs. Jetson, who can only afford to pay her three dollars ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 13 Mrs. Burke asks Essie to work the upcoming weekend, but Essie says she has plans. Mama protests Essie should have worked... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 14 Anne plans to find a waitressing job in a New Orleans restaurant, but with no experience, she can't get hired. Before An... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 15 When Anne goes back to school in the fall, she's bored by the work and earns good grades without trying. Her classmates ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 16 Anne's new, more sophisticated style, thanks to Lola, gets her positive feedback at school. It also results in unwanted ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 17 Soon after Anne moves in, Emma is shot trying to defend a neighbor from an abusive husband. Anne spends time with the ne... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 18 In New Orleans Anne returns to Maple Hill to earn money for college, but business is slow. Her high school basketball co... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 19 During Anne's second year at Natchez she develops an interest in boys. She has always turned down male advances before, ... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 20 As Anne tries to learn more about Tougaloo, a friend tells her she's "too black" to succeed there—most students are weal... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 21 Anne's involvement in the Tougaloo NAACP chapter begins with a demonstration in the Mississippi city of Jackson. Civil r... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 22 In February of the next school year, Anne's excited to invite Mama to an NAACP convention. Mama sends Anne a long letter... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 23 Tired of the infighting in Jackson's activist community, Anne volunteers to go to the more dangerous Madison County to w... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 24 Anne rides to the August 28 March on Washington with white and black movement members, nervous about traveling in an int... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 25 In the fall Anne becomes more aware of the poverty in the Canton community. She meets a family with young children unabl... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 26 Anne uses the ice cream and cake meant for her birthday party to throw a celebration and rally for local high school stu... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 27 Anne goes to New Orleans to stay with Winnie, who won't take her in. Anne knows Winnie is scared of receiving threats be... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 28 Anne realizes she needs to return to the movement. She joins the New Orleans chapter of CORE. Black Louisiana residents ... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 29 Anne is welcomed back to the Canton Freedom House in May 1964. She immediately begins preparing for a march. Anne is ast... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 30 When Anne goes back to Canton for the summer, Mrs. Chinn tells her she's wasting her time—the situation in town hasn't i... Read More
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