Coming of Age in Mississippi Summary and Analysis High School: Chapters 10 – 17

Anne Moody

Summary and Analysis High School: Chapters 10 – 17

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Emmett Till: A teenage boy who is killed for flirting with a white woman.

Mrs. Rice: A teacher who tells Anne about the NAACP and who mysteriously vanishes.

Mr. Fox: A white sheriff who is having an affair with a young black woman.

Bess: A high school girl who is having an affair with Mr. Fox.

Sheriff Ed Cassidy: The sheriff who beats Jerry, a black boy in Anne’s high school.

Jerry: A classmate of Anne’s who is beaten up by police without reason.

The Taplins: A black family murdered by white arsonists.

Mr. Banks: A mulatto who may have been the murder target in the Taplin arson case.

Mrs. Jetson:...

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