BROWNWOOD – March 9, 2018 – In recognition of Black History Month in February, Howard Payne University’s School of Humanities hosted a viewing and academic discussion of the 2011 film “The Help.” Following the screening, Draco Miller, Brownwood city council member and mayor pro-tem, led students and other attendants in a discussion of the film’s themes.
“Following the movie’s vivid depiction of discrimination in the early 1960s, Mr. Miller led a follow-up discussion on the current state of race relations in our country,” said Dan Humeniuk, assistant professor of social work and chair of HPU’s Department of Social Work and Sociology.
Humeniuk said the evening’s activities provided the students with an opportunity to see how far we have come as a nation, to discuss their impressions of where we are now, and to visualize how far we have to go to realize Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream for racial equality in our country.
“We’re thankful to Mr. Miller for leading this thought-provoking session for our students,” said Humeniuk.
Cutline: Draco Miller, Brownwood city council member and mayor pro-tem, leads an academic discussion at HPU following the screening of the 2011 film “The Help.”