How does Essie Mae learn about race?

Topic: How does Essie Mae learn about race?
Focusing on chapters 1-11 of Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi, examine the key moments at which she gains a greater understanding of Southern ideas about race, and of the racial system of rules, freedoms, and punishments. Pay attention to how much her racial education comes from direct instruction, and how much from interacting with blacks and whites.