What are the most Difficult Obstacles to Black Progress in the Jim Crow South?

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For Anne Moody, what were some of the most difficult obstacles to black progress—both within and outside of the African-American community—in the Jim Crow South? What degree of success did she and others achieve in addressing those obstacles? What was her perspective on her own past and future, and on the past and future of her country, by the book’s end? The dictionary defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Racism is one of the worst things to ever come about in the history of America. What began as feelings among whites of being superior to African Americans turned into one of the worst…show more content…
Anne Moody soon started to wonder why there was so much hatred in the south, she started teaching the white folks that she worked for in exchange they let her eat delicious foods at their house. Poverty was one of the most important and consistent obstacles that Anne Moody was forced to face. Anne Moody did her best to try to combat poverty with education. The more her passion for education grew the more she became fed up with being complacent and the bigger the drive in her was to make changes. One of the main driving forces in her to do well in school was her rivalry that she had with her mother. She wanted to prove to her mother that standing around and letting things happen to you and dealing with them will never change them, you have to go out and make the changes yourself. Anne Moody considered her education almost to be her escape route from the rest of the world. She would continuously fill her day with as many things that she could do as possible in order to not have to worry or deal with the pains of everyday living in the south. College was the first actual realization Anne Moody had on focusing more on things that were greater then herself. She knew what she was capable of and she was not going to blend in with the rest of the African American population whose attitude was close to being hopeless. Even when she was at her pinnacle of being an inspirational

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