Black Feminism in Kathryn Stockett’s The Help


  • L.R Akshaya Assistant Professor of English Kongu Arts and Science College (Autonomous) Tamil Nadu, Erode, India.


Black feminism argues that black women were kept in the shadow while white women enjoyed their privilege in the society. The black women were judged in every aspect of their life. The black women voices were marginalized but with the help of some white people they expressed their sufferings. Alice Walker created a new aspect of black feminism, called  Womanism, which emphasizes the degree of the oppression black women faced when compared to white women. Due to poverty, many black women had to work both inside and outside the home for generations.  Kathryn Stockett masterfully captures both black and white voices with astonishing believability, and all three main characters are complex, admirable women.



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Akshaya, L. (2019). Black Feminism in Kathryn Stockett’s The Help. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(10), 6. Retrieved from