Calpurnia was the Finch's cook and housekeeper. Atticus treated her with respect and almost as if she was apart of the
family. She helped keep the children right, and gave them more grief than most mothers would give their own children. She
helped bring them up when Atticus couldn't raise them by himself. She is like a mother to the children.
She took them to her church once, and a lady named Lula had a problem with whites in a black church. The rest of the
church seemed kind to Jem and Scout. Scout realized that Calpurnia talked differently when she was in the black church.
Calpurnia was one of the very few people at the church who could read and write.
In the beginning of the book, Calpurnia said that Mr. Radley was "the meanest person God blew breath into" even though
she "rarely commented on the ways of white people".