I looked up this article because it was mentioned in the book, The Help. The eloquence of these reflections reflects skillfull writing, but also presented with dignity, the respect that the author has for Grady’s impact on his personal character. It was a delgiht to read this, as the topic is not something that I would ever have encountered in my own life.
However smug we may be of this, it must be noted that servitude is not a thing of the past or just someone else’s past, but continues today. Migrant workers today are vulnerable to their employer’s will, as are the many Nannies who are working in wealthy homes. This, unfortunately is a part of the present…mine and yours! Open your eyes and look around, you can see this if you choose to notice.
It’s so true. Another time, another culture–I wonder what group will next take over the “dirty work.” (From Joni Mitchell)
Hello, I am interested in the pictures included in your gallery.
Are they from the LIbrary of Congress?
Most of them are from my own family’s collection. A few came from Google images.
Felicia – Thanks for your response. I am particularly interested in the second picture in the top row, “AA with baby standing”. Is that from your family’s collection? I sent you a private message on FB awhile ago too. I am interested in getting permission to use it in a project I am working on. Thanks!
That photo is part of my family’s collection. Tell me about your project.
Felicia – Would you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org? That way we can discuss it off the blog comment thread. Or you can private message me on FB.
Thanks : )
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