Book Review of Coming of Age in Mississippi

Coming of Age in Mississippi
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This autobiography starts in the 1940's and describes the way it was to grow up in a racist society. Anne speaks of the poverty,illegitimacy, police brutality,lynchings and the ugliness she had to face. She had the courage to participate in sit ins, demonstrations and to speak up for what she believed in. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the brutality of the south during the movement. Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King are also a part of this fine book.