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By Tony Lamont

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a movie nut! I like all kinds of movies. I especially like movies that identify with challenges and triumphs that we faced as a people. Recently I saw the motion picture ‘The Help’ starring Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.

After seeing the movie. I told as many people as could to go see it, because I thought that it was a brilliant adaptation of the book, plus I thought the acting was incredible. To my surprise many people that I spoke too, said that they didn’t want to go see a movie about ‘Black Maids’ in the racist south.

To that I say this. Just listen to the acceptance speech that Viola Davis makes after receiving the Critic’s Choice ‘Best Actress Award’, and listen to the importance of not only how playing the role was to Ms. Davis, but how important she felt the making of the film was to those woman who paved the way for so many others that are successful today.

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