The memoirist Anne Moody died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Famous for her memoir Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968), this African-American writer went on to pen a work titled Mr. Death: Four Stories (1975). Active in the Civil Rights Movement, she worked for the Congress of Racial Equality; the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; and the NAACP.
Born in Mississippi to Elmira “Toosweet” Moody, Anne (born Essie May) Moody grew up with nine younger siblings. Before ending in divorce, her marriage to Austin Straus produced a son.