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A look at The Help: The movie versus the book

by Katie Rose Criscuolo
Online Content Editor

Sometimes, a story needs to be told twice. The Help, a 1960’s period piece taking place in Jackson, Mississippi began as a heartfelt novel which took an intimate look into the disparate lives of black housemaids and the white women who hired, commanded, and, in some ways, ruled them.

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We don’t want your “Help”

By Lydia Dickerson Content Editor By Lydia Dickerson Content Editor Tate Taylor’s new film, The Help, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett, peers into the racially divided town of Jackson, Mississippi in the early-1960s.  This time period should evoke a few contemporary landmarks, such as Jim Crow laws, legal segregation, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther […]

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