Coming of Age in Mississippi - Study Guide Part 3: Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

Anne Moody
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When school starts in the fall, Anne realizes just how poor the people of Canton are. Many of the families cannot purchase new school clothes for their children. Anne is reminded of her own childhood and is determined to help out the area families. Several CORE workers visit a chapter of the SNCC nearby in an attempt to get clothing donations. In the meantime, Anne receives her first paycheck from CORE. Anne takes her check and buys clothes for two girls living across the street. When Anne returns from her shopping spree she learns that a shipment of clothing will be arriving next week.

For a week Anne works separating the boxes of clothing and preparing to distribute them. As she works, she becomes upset. Her twenty-third birthday is approaching but there is no joy in the occasion. She can no longer go...

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