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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,087 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Moody Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitt Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Amy Moody shares her experiences growing up in the rural South in the 1940s and 50s, and explains how she became involved in the civil rights movement.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex | 2/6/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 2/6/2014

    " This book, detailing the childhood and young adult years of a black grassroots civil rights worker and exceptional student in Mississippi, is a fast and gripping read, even 45 years after it was first written. Anne Moody writes in a matter-of-fact voice about the almost unimaginable poverty and lack of consistent familial support in which she grew up, of her growing involvement with the civil rights movement in the early 1960s, and of the emotional toll it took on her. Her relentless depiction of the movement through her own often-discouraged eyes is part of why this book continues to speak to readers after so many years: its authenticity shines through. Though published in 1968, the book ends with the beginning of Freedom Summer (summer of 1964) when thousands of mostly white college students came to Mississippi to supplement the work earlier civil rights workers had been doing there, infusing--for a while--new enthusiasm and energy into the heartbreakingly difficult, risky, and often terrifying effort to bring nonviolent change and basic rights and liberties to African Americans in Mississippi. I most enjoyed reading passages where her life intersected with those of other famous civil rights workers, like Bob Moses, Ed King, and Dave Dennis; I enjoyed having a chance to see them through her eyes. Its major contribution is to show a black, grassroots civil rights worker's living conditions and struggle in the apparently almost forgotten period before the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 guaranteed basic rights to all citizens, and before there was any kind of safety net for poor people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacey Brewer | 2/6/2014

    " I found this autobiography very thought provoking. I like that it was somewhat unemotional, just putting her facts out there. When you are going through something traumatic you often put the emotional aside and get down to the business of life. Your sacrifice and struggle become instinct. This book explored how we each make decisions to help or not help someone else. I only hope that if I had been alive during the civil rights movement I would have been one of those that stood up (or sat down)for equal rights and that I live my life today with that same expectation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melanie Sandy | 1/30/2014

    " If you think you were "inspired" by "The Help," you should read this amazing autobiography instead. This is real southern life in the 1940s-60s. "

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