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Moody, Annelocked

(15 Sept. 1940–5 Feb. 2015)
  • E. Gale Greenlee

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Moody, Anne (15 Sept. 1940–5 Feb. 2015), civil rights activist and author, was born Essie Mae Moody in Centreville, Mississippi; before starting high school, she discovered her name had originally been recorded as “Annie Mae Moody,” which she preferred. She was the eldest child of Fred Moody and Elmira (Williams) Moody, and the first of her mother’s ten children. Her parents worked as sharecroppers in Wilkinson County, near the Mississippi–Louisiana border....

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