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Coming of Age in Mississippi Setting & Symbolism

Anne Moody
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Objects/Places

The Houses of Whites

The most common place of employment for black women is in the houses of whites. The women work as housekeepers, cooks, and nannies. Sometimes the women are lucky enough to find work with a white family that is more tolerant than most whites. In these cases, the pay is better and the work environment is less slave-like. Anne works for several years in various houses. She is usually lucky enough to have an employer who likes her and treats her well.

CORE

CORE stands for the Congress of Racial Equality. Like several of the other organizations mentioned in the book, this one is not defined. However, the reader can deduce that the group's mission is to work towards the equality of all blacks. Anne works for them to increase voter registration among blacks in order to effect change.

Canton, Mississippi

Anne decides to take...

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