Centreville in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Mississippi Writers Trail
A heroine of the Civil Rights Movement, Anne Moody was born in 1940 in Wilkinson County near Centreville. In her classic 1968 memoir, Coming of Age in Mississippi, she lucidly and eloquently articulates what it was like to grow up in poverty, to suffer racial discrimination, and to fight for social change as a civil rights activist. She attended Natchez Junior College on a basketball scholarship and Tougaloo College on an academic scholarship. She received her B.S. degree from Tougaloo in 1964. A member of CORE and NAACP, she spoke out against racial injustice and participated in marches, door-to-door canvassing, and sit-ins. In 1963, when she and fellow Tougaloo students staged a sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson, it received national attention. For For her courage, she was harassed, sometimes jailed, and often isolated from her family. In 1975, she published a collection of stories, Mr. Death. She died in Gloster, Mississippi, on February 5, 2015.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Women.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville MS 39631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Van Dorn (approx. 0.9 miles away); Midway Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Centreville (approx. 1½ miles away); Gloster (approx. 8.3 miles away); Crosby (approx. 13.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Located across from the Wilkinson County Centreville Library
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.