Coming of Age in Mississippi - Part 3: Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

Anne Moody
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When a CORE office opens up in Canton, Mississippi, a hot spot of racial violence, Anne signs up to work at the office. Many of her friends are concerned for her welfare, but Anne is ready for a change of scenery and ready to face whatever lies ahead. Anne arrives in Canton and is immediately introduced to the Chinn's. C.O. Chinn and his wife own a cafy and are a very well-respected couple in the community. The Chinn's have already been targeted by the whites in the area, but they also have a loyal group of teenagers who help to canvass the area. Anne is amazed that the Negroes have so much trouble when they outnumber the whites three to one and own just about the same amount of land. Mrs. Chinn explains that the government sets the amount of land allowed...

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