Thursday, August 18


Novelist and Mississippi native Ralph Eubanks on "The Help"

"When I went to see the movie The Help last weekend, I didn't want to like it. Yet in spite of its polished portrayal of the civil rights era, the film version of Kathryn Stockett's novel captures a window into the fear and suspicion that lurked between blacks and whites in 1960s Mississippi. Even with the film's Hollywood twists, I recognized on the screen the place where I grew up."

Here's the rest of the Eubanks piece, from NPR. Good reading, and watching, to you.