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The Color of Purple

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  • 1. Alice Walker Race and Gender highlighted inwritings, influenced by her activism By Gayle Fergusson Troy University
  • 2.  Born February 9, 1944, American author, poet and activist Alice Malsenior Walker wrote both fiction and essays about race and gender. As a student of Spellman College in the 1960s, Walker got a chance to meet Martin Luther King III and credits him for her choice to be an activist. Won Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Fiction for “The Color Purple”, O. Henry award for “Kindred Spirits”.
  • 3.  Slavery Poverty Abuse Gender“Part of the creation of the color purple is just to be more intimatewith my ancestors in a time when I didn’t exist.” Walker
  • 4. Women’s struggle (images the acclaimed movie by St Spielberg)“Part of the creation of the color purple is just to be more
  • 5.  “In the early 1960s, the fundamental prize sought by the civil rights movement was something that African Americans had never known: full legal equality.” (JFK in History)
  • 6. 1960 Women’s Liberation Movement
  • 7.  Poverty Racism Gender“Written during the heyday of the Black Power movement, whenAfrican Americans were trying to gain racial equality and calledfor self determination and racial dignity.“ (Johannes)
  • 8.  Hoffman, Melody K. The Color Purple. Jet 119.6 14 Feb 2011: 42. Johnson Pub. Co. 3 Dec 2012. "Civil Rights Movement." JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM. n. page. Web. 6 Dec. 2012. <http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Civil-Rights- Movement.asp&xgt;> N. Sink, . "1960s - 1980s Womens Liberation Movement ." (2008): n. page. Web. 5 Dec. 2012. <http://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/evans/his135/Events/womenslli beration/womensliberation.htm> Alice Walker: Everyday Use, Uncommon Art “Films Media Group” (2003) Web. 5 Dec. 2012 http://ffh.films.com/id/5979/Alice_Walker_Everyday_Use_Unco mmon_Art.htm Johannes Timpe, 2005, Alice Walker - Everyday Use, München, GRIN Verlag GmbH, <http://www.hausarbeiten.de/faecher/vorschau/109496.html

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