Essie Anne Moodyy: The Black People In Jim Crow South
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The Black People in Jim Crow South
Black people in Mississippi live in fear of the white people. They dare to face each other, fight each other, but they cannot dare to approach or cross the white man's lane. The black people are not able to meet these realities hence decide to leave under the shadows of the white man. Essie Mae Moody changes her name to Anne Moody in the eighth grade and from nothing stood up from domestic violence, from mistreatment by the white people, from rejection by her own family, to fight for the civil rights in Mississippi. Anne Moody discovers the difference between them and the white people. The whites had a family of two kids, a boy or a girl, but in the black’s family like the family she was from, her mother had many kids and with different fathers. Essie Mae Moody becomes aware of the divide not only between whites and the blacks but also among the blacks family. The black people mistreated each other making the white people powerful.
Black Americans treat each…show more content… 5). While Toosweet was working from one white woman's house to the other, Anne had a privilege to accompany her mother to some of the white family's home this is when she discovered that all white women were lazy. Black American women worked in houses of the white families. Anne saw black women as being strong. Her mother could work in a white woman's house from morning till late in the evening (pg.31). It is through the mother working when Anne saw how they were very much stronger compared to the white women. In this spirit of believing how strong black women were, made Anne convinced and determined to join the civil right movement and fight for the rights of the black Americans. Anne in her childhood worked for Mrs. Claiborne, an economic white teacher who provided aid through guidance and a good wage. She gained momentum and thirsted for more