'The monster that I'm wrestling with now is a much more fearsome beast than my previous target, Mississippi.' -- Anne Moody
A daughter of Black Mississippi sharecroppers who became a prominent civil rights activist, Anne Moody published her story, COMING OF AGE IN MISSISSIPPI, in 1968, but until now, no one knew what came next. This lecture uses rich primary source material–including rare video footage–to tell the amazing story of Anne Moody’s life in the 1970s, writing, speaking, and advocating for human rights in Europe. By focusing on a U.S. civil rights activist who is remembered–by historians and also fans of her memoir–only for her life before 1964 and not at all for the work she did later in Europe, it also raises questions about which stories–and whose stories–survive and why.