by Joan Alperin-Schwartz 'The Butler' written by Danny Strong, was inspired by Wil Haygood's article in The Washington Post, entitled 'A Butler Well Served By This Election'. Haygood served as a butler through 8 presidential administrations. &nb … more
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is a shocking, sad, heartwarming, and important movie, dealing with the civil rights movement from the fifties to the present. Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, who rose from near-slavery in the cotton fields to become White House butler under eight Presidents. Cecil Gaines serves as a witness and participant in history, stoically raising a family while his world seems to burn at every turn. The horrors of Jim Crow make most of the movie … more
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