Selected Resources for the Movie - The Help
Davey, Helen. “Memoirs in Black and White: Growing Up in the Segregated South”, Huffington Post, Posted: 2/8/11. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-davey/civil-rights-movement_b_816737.html Accessed Nov 18, 2011.
“Black Women Historians come out against 'The Help'”, Karen Valby, Inside Movies, August 11, 2011. Accessed Dec 13, 2011. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/08/11/black-women-historians-come-out-against-the-help/ An online news story on the Association of Black Women Historians rejection of historically inaccurate portrayals for the purpose of entertainment.
“The Help: A Critical Review”, By April, Published: August 9, 2011. http://community.feministing.com/2011/08/09/the-help-a-critical-review/. Accessed Dec 13, 2011. A movie review that asks us to question this type of work and appraise whether the more of these stories we hear, the more historical accuracy becomes a non-issue.
“Review: The Help Trades Historical Accuracy for a Cheery Story”, Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 in Reviews section of Campus Progress by Dahlia Grossman Heinze. http://www.campusprogress.org/articles/review_the_help_trades_historical_accuracy_for_a_cheery_story/. “Summer blockbuster, ‘The Help’ neglects a number of important historical aspects from the Jim Crow South.”