Topic: Fannie Lou Hamer
Lawrence Guyot, a 73-year-old civil rights activist who survived beatings and went to prison in Mississippi in the 60s, died late Thursday night. Guyot was a long-time advocate of voter rights.
What concerned 'the help' I met in Mississippi in the 1960s was not embarrassing the white women they worked for (as in Kathryn Stockett's novel-turned-movie 'The Help'). They wanted real political power, beginning with voting rights.
09/16/2011 12:05 pm
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer, star in ‘The Help,’ a film about black people made by white people. Perhaps inevitably, the Civil Rights-era drama set in Mississippi has been criticized for racism.
08/15/2011 02:49 pm
A 12-year-old faces down the Cuban Missile Crisis in this highly appealing coming-of-age story for middle-school-age readers.
06/02/2010 12:48 pm