Anne Moody


Age: 74

Summary: civil rights activist whose memoir Coming of Age in Mississippi gave a wrenching account of growing up poor in the segregated South and facing violence during a civil rights protest who was among the students from historically black Tougaloo College who staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Jackson, Mississippi on May 28, 1963 when a white mob attacked the integrated group of peaceful students dousing them with ketchup, mustard, and sugar and beating one of the men.

Cause of Death: In her sleep

Born: September 15, 1940

Died: February 5, 2015

  Gloster, Mississippi