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The Butler (full title Lee Daniels' The Butler) is a 2013 American historical drama film directed by Lee Daniels, written by Danny Strong,
and featuring an ensemble cast. Loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, the film starsForest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines,
an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler. ...
The film begins in 2009, where an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting in the White House.
Gaines was raised in a cotton plantation in 1920s Macon, Georgia, by his sharecropping parents..."
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'The Butler' History: Lee Daniels' Film Told Through A Black Lens
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Sites chosen by Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz) for her students before watching the film:
1. White House : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House
2.Dwight D. Eisenhower :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_National_Guard_and_the_integration_of_Central_High_School
Ruby Bridges: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Bridges
3. a sit-in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_sit-ins
4. Eugene Allen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Allen
maître d' : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma%C3%AEtre_d%27h%C3%B4tel
5. John F. Kennedy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Address : Civil Rights Act of 1964
6. Martin Luther King, Jr. : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.
7. Freedom Riders : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Riders
8. Black Panthers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panthers
9. Jesse Jackson : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson
10. Ku Klux Klan
11. the war in Vietnam : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
12. Oprah Winfrey : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey
13. Civil Rights Movement :
14. Malcolm X : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X
15. Emmett Till : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till
Mamie Till: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamie_Till
16. Jim Crow laws: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws
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