Guts, Gumption and Go-Ahead

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Guts, Gumption and Go-Ahead: Annie Mae Hunt Remembers

Her grandmother was a slave. She worked in other women’s houses. Through self-determination , an indomitable spirit, and a belief in her own abilities, she achieved her goal of personal and economic independence. Historical images, vibrant music and Annie Mae’s own words create a unique portrait of a remarkable woman who overcame racism and sexism.

An excellent video for use in history · social studies · women’s studies · living and assertive skills training · self-esteem and sociology classes. Based on I Am Annie Mae, collected and edited by Ruthe Winegarten from personal interviews with Annie Mae Hunt.


Highly recommended. An excellent portrait of a gutsy woman. – Video Librarian

Annie Mae’s uplifting story is about one woman’s triumph over adversity. – School Library Journal