The Black Maids By Martin Luther King Jr., An African American Civil Rights Activist

1066 Words Jan 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Martin Luther King Jr., an African American civil rights activist, gave a speech saying “I have a dream, that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”. Discrimination in the late 1900’s to the minorities in America is revealed through the literature of the book To Kill a Mockingbird and the movie The Help. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, showed a small town girl named Scout in town, while on the outside are nice hard working people, but on the inside are divided by the discrimination towards the blacks. In the movie The Help black maids are working for the “superior” white race where they deal with constant segregation and discrimination. One of the women in the town named Skeeter, decided to write a book in the point of view of the maids, but it was very dangerous because at the time it was against the law to write about the blacks. Scout and Skeeter both reject the idea of discrimination throughout by speaking out against it, their moral beliefs are that blacks should not be dehumanized.
Scout’s reaction to discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird is confusion to the different situations because she knows that some things that are being done are not right. In the book Scout’s father is off on his case for Tom on a Sunday, Calpurnia figures that the kids can not be alone in the white church and takes them to a black church. Calpurnia talks differently to the blacks…

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