I'm currently reading The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.
It's a story set in Jackson, Mississippi, 1962,
"where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver.."
told from the viewpoint of several maids of the time, secretly, to a white woman wanting to write a book.
The book has been made into a movie, which I'm looking forward to seeing.
It's an interesting story, almost un-put-down-able, and page 195 stirred a memory deep in my mind.
On that page I read that a "Medgar Evers" had been shot in the back, in his own driveway and died with his wife and children crying and holding him.
I was sure I'd seen that already in a movie, one that I had a copy of on my own shelf.
I searched, found and started watching "The Ghosts of Mississippi", starring Alec Baldwin and Whoopi Goldberg.
Sure enough it's the story of the shooting of Medgar Evers, the trial (where no-one was convicted), then fast forward 25 years when Alec Baldwin's character takes on the case and gets the trial reopened, with justice eventually, (finally) being served.
I Don't Get It
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