The Help

Dec 7, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Now Toronto

It's amazing how much humour writer/director Tate Taylor weaves into The Help without trivializing its essentially serious subject the lives of African-American maids working in white households in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi.

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 2 of2
Big Brother

Blue Ridge, GA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Dec 8, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

I lived in Jackson in the 1960s. I think most colored people were as happy as people -- white and black are today.

As a humorous aside, when in the first grade Raines Elementary School (now all-black)(off Clinton Blvd on Flag Chapel Road), our teacher told us that a collection was being taken for the colored lunch room workers and housekeepers and asked if we could bring something. I told my mother, and she went into the pantry and came out with two tins of sardines. Handing them to me she said, "Negroes love sardines."

I don't know if they do or don't, but her comment has stuck with me. This incident took place around 1961-62.

God bless all the good people who took care of us in those days.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Dec 9, 2011
 
Okay, Haley! Just like it was in Yazoo City?

Haley Barbour's Account Of Civil Rights Era In Mississippi Assailed By NAACP, Historians

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/20/hale...

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 2 of2
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Viola Davis Discussions

Search the Viola Davis Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
Intricate Prisoners is a darkly emotional puzzl... (Jan '14) Jan '14 People Vanishing 1
Jennifer Lopez's new Oscar contender seeks extras (Jan '14) Jan '14 carlos ortiz 1
10 Reasons Not to See "Won't Back Down" (Sep '12) Oct '12 PSERS pension pump 7
SAG Awards To Bestow Honors To Film, TV Actors (Jan '12) Jan '12 Storm Warning 1
SAG Awards to bestow honors to film, TV actors (Jan '12) Jan '12 Donny 2
George Clooney On Gay Marriage: It's Inevitable (Jan '12) Jan '12 BS Detector 164
Hollywood studios uneasy about big budget movie... (Sep '11) Sep '11 Doris Mullens 2
•••
•••
•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••