Someone Should Quiet the Crow Jim Crow laws were created because slavery was abolished and many whites believed that the blacks where beneath them. I believe that whites where afraid of the black person would retaliate for the poor treatment when they were slaves. The Jim Crow laws were made so that the white person would still have the upper hand but the black person was still beneath them. Although the Jim Crow laws did not mention any particular race, however they were written in a way that applied that it was to the black community. According to an article in The Jackson Sun, Lerone Bennett was a successful writer in Mississippi. Mr. Bennett was also the executive editor of Ebony. Mr. Bennett thought that the Jim Crow laws where created because the whites where afraid blacks would be a threat once they became citizens and could vote. With slavery being abolished the average slave was now the free black man who could basically do anything the white man could do. Did this pose a threat? I agree with Mr Bennett, the whites where afraid what the blacks would do with this power. The Jim Crow Laws might have been created to embarrass and show the black man just where his place was in society. For example when a black man went to vote a test was given with trick questions, sometimes poll taxes where created to stop blacks from voting. Looking at the Jackson Sun‘s examples of the Jim Crow Laws in several states the most common law was intermarriage and the segregation of hospital care. In the state of Alabama, any type of transportation and restrooms where to be separated from the white person. The state of Mississippi had a law that prohibited anyone who promoted equality in anyway. The Jackson Sun describes the promotion of equality as promoting intermarriage between whites and black race. If violated this law one could pay a…
The movie starts out in Civil-Rights era Jackson, Mississippi where aspiring author Eugenia Phelan (Emma Stone) returns home from Ole Miss where she had recently graduated. She sees how bad the African American community is being treated and is very upset. She knew it was bad because she had the same African American “help” her whole life, whom she loved very much. She was also troubled about her long time help, Constantine because she did not know what…
The Help is a book, and movie, which follows the lives Skeeter and her black maid who lived in Jackson, Mississippi. Skeeter, when she gets home from being away at school she sees how things have changed in how African-Americans were being treated. Skeeter gets an idea of writing a book about the help, she calls Elaine Stein who thinks that no maid would agree to be interviewed. One night Skeeter runs into Aibeleen and asks if she would agree to take part in her book, Aibeleen said no because she…
confederate hero of the South during the civil war. Gandhi was the hero for many Indians when India was rebelling against the British for independence. In my book- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, there’s Eugenia (Skeeter) Phelan writing a book and revealing the secrets of what it’s like for black women to work for white women.
The Help was set in the 1960’s, a time when there was lots of prejudice and discrimination against blacks and the Jim Crow laws didn’t make anything much better. During this…
Honors English I
Summer Reading Assessment
July 22, 2013
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The theme found in the book, The Help, is about the racism and segregation between black and white people in the early 60s in Jackson, Mississippi. Three quotes that support my theme are:
1. “All these houses they’re building without maid’s quarters? It’s just plain dangerous. Everybody knows they carry different kinds of diseases than we do.” (Page 8.)
2. “I want to yell so loud that…
Final Lit Circle Essay
The inequity and social injustice of the book
are similar to those of the women
in Canada today.
takes place in the Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s and a lot of
injustice took place during this time period. One issue is the employment inequality between
the African Americans to white Americans. This struggle can be easily compared to the
employment inequality between the chinese immigrants in Canada and the white Canadians
Student Name: Rita Elena Cervantes
Novel Title: The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Situation In Novel
Summarize five different events from the novel. Each summary must be 2-3 complete sentences and must be documented.
Explain how or why you can relate to each specific circumstance. Responses must be 2-3 complete sentences and must offer details.
1. While Abileen serves food and drinks, she hears Mrs. Hilly talking about Minnie stealing from Miss…
I can find many of the characters' personality traits in Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help, in people I know very well. Although I think many of the characters' traits were exaggerated at times in this book, they are all very realistic. Skeeter's curly hair problems remind me of my own. Celia Foote reminds me of my nieces and nephews, who always want me to help them, but then tell their parents they did it all by themselves. But there are two characters whose personalities are almost parallel…
by doing many different jobs these include working with children, in a shop and also with members of the general public.
I am currently a beaver scout leader at Horsford and St Faiths scout group I enjoy this because it lets me help others and pass on my knowledge. In the past I have completed a first aid course with St Johns’ ambulance.
Asda – christmas temp nov 2012 – Jan 2013 - home shopper picker
In this job I was a picker which means I collect the products…
Honors English 11
17 December 2014
Since there’s no help
In Michal Drayton’s “Since there’s no help”, the speaker expresses his separation with God by communicating it through his relationship with Faith, Innocence, and Passion. The speaker emphasizes his contentment of the separation by relating it to a romantic relationship with a woman he is no longer in love with. In a literal point of view of the poem is viewed as a breakup, but in fact it is the illusions the speaker…