IN REMEMBRANCE: 2-22-2015

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BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

ANNE MOODY, AUTHOR OF ‘COMING OF AGE IN MISSISSIPPI’

Anne Moody in 1963 being harassed alongside John Salter and Joan Trumpauer at a Woolworth’s.Credit Fred Blackwell/Jackson Daily News, via Associated Press

Her death was announced on the website of Representative Bennie G. Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi. Ms. Moody had had dementia in recent years.

Published in 1968, “Coming of Age in Mississippi” was Ms. Moody’s only work of nonfiction, and one of just two books she published during her lifetime. In unadorned, unflinching prose, it narrated her life from her early childhood through her involvement in the civil rights movement as a young woman.

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