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Seminar discussion over Part II of "Coming of Age in Mississippi."
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Seminar discussion over Part II of "Coming of Age in Mississippi."

1. Describe Anne (Essie Mae) early contacts with whites. How do whites in rural Mississippi exercise power over blacks during childhood? How does this impact her?

2. In your opinion, what was the most formative experience of childhood? Summarize the experience in your answer, and address why an important one. How does this experience shape her?

3. Who was Emmett Till, and how did his death impact Moody?

4. Discuss experiences in New Orleans. What was she doing there? How did this time in her life shape her perceptions of the world?

5. Discuss Moody's relationship with Mrs. Burke. How does this relationship impact Moody's life, especially her ideas about race?
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Seminar discussion over Part II of "Coming of Age in Mississippi."
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PLEASE NOTE: Your Preliminary Bibliography for the Oral History Project is due today!
Due: October 15th by 11AM to your seminar instructor through Blackboard.