Monday, August 15

THE HELP (PART TWO OF TWO)

This morning we posted a variety of academic responses to the movie and the book "The Help."

In the wake of that post, we've heard from a number of people who shared other essays of interest, including this one from the Association of Black Women Historians.

And we've heard from academics with positive views of the film, too, who plan to use the movie as a teaching aid in classes this fall.

On the social end of the spectrum, we just read a Daily Beast piece that addresses, among other matters,  ways that "The Help"-fueled Hollywood investment, and hometown champions like Bill Crump and Sylvester Hoover, have combined to catalyze positive change in  the Baptist Town neighborhood of Greenwood, Mississippi.