The Boston Girl - Section 4, Pages 201 – 272 Summary & Analysis

Anita Diamant
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Is it now 1925. Addie is regularly writing a society column under the name of Henrietta Cavendish. She is even sent out to do interviews and report on society events and society-related news. One of the events she covers is a talk by a black anti-lynching advocate, Mrs. Mary Holland. Addie believes that women trying to right a terrible wrong belongs on the women’s page. The story is edited, but still run, causing many people to cancel their subscriptions to the paper. However, attention on the paper has increased, and the publisher and most others at the paper are happy about it. Addie’s superior, Ian Cornish, asks her out to dinner. She agrees. However, he gets drunk and says women do not belong in the newsroom, says Negroes have smaller brains, and that Jews and Communists are behind movements like the anti-lynching...

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