“INCOHERENTLY ANGRY” Is how Prof. Harris-Perry described her feelings after veiwing this movie. I haven’t seen the movie, and don’t plan to see it.
If anyone is interested, here’s another story to check out:
Professors writing book on history of black maids
By Pat Kinney- March 5, 2011
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Three local researchers are collaborating on a book documenting the history of African-American women who worked as domestic help in the South and in Iowa during the 20th century.
Katherine van Wormer, David Jackson and Charletta Williams-Sudduth hope to recount a long-overlooked part of African-American history through oral histories from those women and their families.
“For me, these interviews have added to my own personal resilience,” Williams-Sudduth said. “I thought I knew from reading text and all these different things about civil rights. But to hear these African-American maids, these women, in their own voices, talk about their personal struggles, their triumphs, how they endured, how they made it with limited money, with limited education, just gave me a new respect for the resilience of, really, my people, African Americans. It really has.”
Individuals interested in participating in the oral history project may contact Jackson at (319) 415-9501. Read the entire article here.
Also, you might want to peruse Professor Harris-Perry’s new book titled:
How about you; do you plan to see it? What are your thoughts?