Southern Miss to host panel discussion of ‘The Help’ March 28 | Schools
Although Kathryn Stockett’s wildly popular book “The Help” is a work of fiction, the story line and plot characters depict a well-documented era of racial strife in Mississippi history.
The best-selling novel, which spawned a blockbuster movie by the same title, will be the subject of a panel discussion sponsored by the Committee on Services and Resources for Women at The University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, March 28 in room 218 of the Thad Cochran Center. The event begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
“The panel offers an opportunity to hear from prominent members of our community about events many of us did not witness,” said Dr. Nicolle Jordan, associate professor of English at Southern Miss, who serves as the CSRW co-chair. “It is also an opportunity to address challenging issues our nation faces regarding race relations, particularly women’s experiences of racial conflict in the South.”
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