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Friday, August 19, 2011

“The Help”: Black housekeepers, white employers in '62 Mississippi

They took to Jackson, Mississippi to carry out their horrific plot; upon spotting Anderson, they hopped out their cars, beat him and screamed “White power!” and other hateful racist language. And then a group of the kids

When Hate Came Back To Mississippi: White Teens Charged In Fatal Hate Crime.

Mississippi has a dark history of racism. It was in the state's capital Jackson that Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in 1963. On the morning of June 12, 1963, around 12:20 a.m., Medgar Evers arrived home

But The Help, set in 1962 Mississippi, is more complex and compassionate and nuanced than that. Like its characters, it has its faults. But overall, it is a movie of imaginative sympathy that gets into the skin of its characters, into their hearts,

Humane Society adopts out more than 200 in 24 hours.

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