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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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Elora Montes

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Transcript of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Character Sketch
In 1962, Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged black maid who works for a middle class white family. In the previous year, Aibileen's son died. This tragedy has left Aibileen hurt and lonely. The child that Aibileen takes care of is named Mae Mobley. When Mae Mobley is upset Aibileen will say, "“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

The "Little Rock Nine"
The setting of
The Help
is Jackson, Mississippi in 1962. The setting is important because, the 1960s was a very difficult time for non- white people. Racism and segregation were very common in places like Jackson, Mississippi. The setting of the book shows it really was in the everyday life of black maids working for white families.
In the fall of 1957, nine African-American students include
Ernest Green

Elizabeth Eckford
Jefferson Thomas
Terrence Roberts

Carlotta LaNier
Minnijean Brown

Gloria Ray Kalmark
Thelma Mothershed
, and
Melba Pattillo Beals
were enrolled into Little Rock high school by the NAACP. They first attended the school on September 4, 1957 in Arkansas.
Compare And Contrast
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The 1960s was hard time for the non-white population. Mississippi was a southern state so, it was segregated by race in most places. On the contrary, New York was segregated in fewer places and activities. For example, schools were segregated by race in Mississippi but, it was not segregated in New York.
In 1963, only 6% of the black population in Mississippi was able to vote. In that same year most of the non-white population was under the national poverty line. Racism in New York was almost as bad as in Mississippi. In New york, white police officers ''accidentally'' murdered black drivers. In one instance, the officer rammed the driver's car and shot him for a traffic violation.
Both of these states had huge problems with segregation and racism in the 1960s. On the contrary, These two states both had a massive involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Even though they are so far apart, Mississippi and New York were very similar in the Civil Right Movement. Unsurprisingly, these states have the most diverse population in the USA today.
This song completely describes the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
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