Black Women’s Memories and The Help

  title={Black Women’s Memories and The Help},
  author={Valerie Smith},
  journal={Southern Cultures},
  pages={26 - 37}
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The past several decades have seen an outpouring of literary and cinematic texts that take what is commonly known as the modern Civil Right Movement or the southern freedom struggle as their subject. The recent resurgence of interest in the Civil Rights era among writers, musicians, and performance and visual artists acknowledges the transformative impact of the activism, rhetoric, theology, and iconography of the period. Not only did the Civil Rights Movement… 
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