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When Rosa Parks a name well known in black history refused to move to the back of the bus so a white man could have her seat was arrested and thrown in jail for disorderly conduct Black people were treated horrible in the south and when black rights were established the way blacks were treated only changed minimally The movie The Help is a movie based on a book written by Kathryn Stockett this movie shows what its like to be a black woman in Jackson Mississippi Skeeter Phelan Emma Stone wants to expose the way black women are being treated in Jackson her character as a 23 year old educated white woman is different from the other white woman Skeeter is a middle class woman who knows what it is like to have a black maid but she wants to show the other side and how it is to be a black maid in the south Skeeter develops into a brave and independent woman who shows that she does not need a man White women relied on husbands and their maids for every day life while Skeeter is not the typical Jackson woman she struggles with finding the courage throughout the movie while helping others find their courageThe Help released in 2011 takes place in Jackson Mississippi during the 1960s when segregation between whites and blacks was a big issue Skeeter Phelan a young educated woman returns to Jackson where she lives with her mother She comes from a middle class family but chose to become independent and gets a job at the Jackson Journal writing the advice column Skeeter is also writing a book on the side about how black women are treated in the south and during the 1960 a book like this has never been written before She is taking a big risk in writing this book and takes her friends and the town for an interesting summer Interviewing black women
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