So much has been said about the book and the movie, The Help. I am not compelled to add my two cents when the issues and objections have so thoroughly and sublimely been put forth by others. I especially appreciate the position of the Association of Black Women Historians, who have allowed me to reprint their Open Statement below. Enjoy and be edified!… and please check out the suggested reading list at the end!
An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help:
Thank you scholars of the Association of Black Women Historians for your thorough articulation of the issues surrounding the book and the movie. And thank you again for allowing me to reprint your Open Statement in it’s entirety!
Readers, If you’d like more information about the ABWH or the Open Statement, go HERE.