October 22, 2008
The Santa Fe New Mexican
‘Unsung voice’ of history
The Bryan Fant Theater was silent as Penny Bickley read Anne Moody’s account of her experience as a black girl in 1968 Mississippi.
Capital High School students listened intently as Bickley read about Moody taking part in a famous sit-in a Jackson, Miss., Woolworth’s, how she was smeared with condiments and dragged about the store by her hair. “We sat there for about three hours taking a beating,” Bickley said, reading Moody’s words.
For most students, it was probably the first time they’d heard about Moody’s experience or the experience of many blacks during the Civil Rights Era.
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