Locating Anne Moody in the summer of 1963, and in her memoir. Moody brings to an aesthetics of historical transformation and political alterity the methodology of framing in the local. (See an excerpt from Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968) below.)
Mourning Medgar: Justice, Aesthetics, and the Local, a presentation by Minrose Gwin
Published on March 11, 2008
Speaking at Emory University on February 19, 2008, Dr. Gwin considers how attention to historical location and to locally-embodied experiences raises questions about justice, aesthetics, and memory. She examines the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, through writings by James Baldwin, Anne Moody, Eudora Welty, and Margaret Walker.