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Studevent does not tell Cora to leave. Cora speaks out for Jessie and finally, painfully, Mr. Studevent faces the harsh truth of Jessie's death by standing with and defending Cora. I'm going to rewatch the scene.

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Certain prejudices pass through all perceptions of time. Today's issues are arguably the same as those featured in "Cora Unashamed," and characters such as Cora, Jessie, Art, Willie and Josie are still encountered today.

Cora is an African American woman working for a white family. She supports her parents as her siblings have all moved out of town. Cora is true to herself and how she feels.

She fell in love with a local man and became pregnant with a little girl, Josephine, who is commonly referred to as Josie.

Josephine, a gem was conceived out of love and destined to be a free spirit. Josie was going to be a writer and held an ambition adults can only dream of attaining.

Pure, angelic children such as Josie do not deserve to suffer, but her death enabled Cora to love again, and Jessie to gain a mother. Cora's employers the Studevant's, also have a little girl around the same age. Cora cares for both children and the little girls fast became friends but tragedy soon strikes as Cora's daughter dies for a mysterious and swift illness.

Cora gives all her love to the Studevant's daughter, Jessie. Studevant is a mother to abhor. She is excessively materialistic, living up to the community's standards in every way. She had married lower in social class that her parents would have liked and would not have her daughter do the same with a Greek, a foreigner. Jessie's mother was a foreigner in a sense, unable to have a real relationship with her daughter. The mother was one to pluck a problem from its root; unfortunately, her last killing her daughter Jessie.

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“Cora Unashamed” by Langston Hughes

Certain prejudices pass through all perceptions of time. Today's issues are arguably the same as those featured in "Cora Unashamed," and characters such as Cora, Jessie, Art, Willie and Josie are still encountered today. Cora is an African American woman working for a white family. She supports her parents as her siblings have all moved out of town. Cora is true to herself and how she feels. She fell in love with a local man and became pregnant with a little girl, Josephine, who is commonly referred to as Josie.

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Cora Unashamed

The film was shot on location in October in central Iowa. Cities such as Ames, Cambridge and Story City were used. The movie is based on a short story by the same name in The Ways of White Folks , a collection of short stories by Langston Hughes. This adaptation of Langston Hughes' powerful tale, set in the s and 30s, tells the story of Cora Jenkins, the daughter of the only African-American family in the small Iowa town of Melton.

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The Ways of White Folks is probably even one of my favorite short story collections. I began to turn over in my mind a story that a young lawyer in California, Loren Miller, had told me. All three of these men enjoyed her favors. The girl became pregnant. But by whom? At any rate, the doctor performed an abortion on her and she died.

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