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The Help Reading Response

In the 1960s, Jackson, Mississippi, was essentially operating with black maids raised white children, but weren’t allowed to use the same supermarket, library, or toilet – and certainly weren’t trusted around the good silver. ‘The Help’ is an unforgettable story told from the viewpoints of three very unforgettable women: Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child;…

The Rise of the KKK

As a result of the Red Scare and also anti-immigrant feelings, groups bigots used anti-communism as their excuse to harass any group that wasn’t the same as their group. One of these groups was known as the Ku Klux Klan, or the KKK. The Ku Klux Klan was a secret organization that used terrorist tactics…

Objective summary for Mk

The Story MK is about a girl named Jean Fritz who lives in Wuhan, China and then moves to America because of the fighting on the Yangtze River. An MK is a missionary kid who goes to another place to spread the culture of that place. Jean is a young girl who lives with her…



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Minority Cultures in Mississippi

The purpose of this paper is to develop a better understanding of African American and Mexican American cultures in my region and their importance to United States society, as well as relating their similarities and differences to each other and my own culture. This will be done in an effort to develop skills that assist…

Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: A Double Murder in Mississippi

On May 2, 1964 James Seale, a known member of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and others, offered a ride to Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore, hitchhikers on their way home from a party.  Seale, in concert with others carried the young men into the woods for questioning regarding their…

The Cahokia Mounds

The Cahokia Mounds were once an affluent area over one thousand years ago. The Cahokia Mounds are located around East St. Louis, Illinois, that stretch down as far south as Louisiana. The mounds were a collection of 120 mounds that over a thousand years ago was an enormous city, even compared to European and other…

Elementary education effectiveness in Mississippi

Mississippi consists of four-hundred and eighty-six thousand people living in poverty; ten percent of children belong to families that are not able to meet their needs (2005). Recent statistics show that those living in poverty are fifty-one percent African American and approximately forty-seven percent Caucasian (2005). Research has shown that the socioeconomic status of students…

Sample and population

Three samples were used for this study. Sample one consisted of two schools serving grades K-2; each school was from a different district. Sample two consisted of two schools which served K-3 and were from two separate districts. Finally, the third sample consisted of four K-5 schools, from two different districts. Overall, seven districts and…

Economic development programs

One area where African-American churches have largely been on their own is in the area of economic development programs. Reiland relates the tale of a successful grassroots economic development program initiated by the Greater Christ Temple in Meridian, Mississippi. The church started the REACH Program in 1977 in response to high unemployment in the congregation….

The time growing mostly cotton

“‘ And has a very caring side to her. Cassie is the main character and the narrator of the story and we see how black people in the book lived like through her eyes. She is very loyal to her family and sticks up for Little Man when me is told off for stamping on…

Roll of tunder hear my Cry

In the rural Mississippi of 1930 in Roll of Thunder Here My Cry, there seemed to be a severe problem with racial prejudice and discrimination against blacks. The blacks had the most minimum and low education. They barely had many job opportunities, and the jobs they had were low pay. They were never treated equal…

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