Coming of Age in Mississippi Discussion Questions

Anne Moody
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Coming of Age in Mississippi is divided into four sections. Which do you think is the most powerful section? Why?

Find out more about urban and rural southern society in the 1940s and 1950s, prior to the beginning of the civil rights movement. Compare and contrast these two environments.

Conduct research to find out more about a specific aspect or leader of the civil rights movement, such as desegregating Central High School in Little Rock or Martin Luther King, Jr. Write a report analyzing your selected topic or person in terms of the overall movement.

Find out more about the murder of Emmett Till, Louis Allen, or Medgar Evers. Write an article about this incident that might have appeared in a liberal northern newspaper at the time.

Watch a movie depicting the civil rights era, such as Mississippi Burning, which is about Freedom Summer, or The...

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