Alice Walker Race and Gender highlighted inwritings, influenced by her activism By Gayle Fergusson Troy University
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”.
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
Women’s struggle (images the acclaimed movie by Stephen Spielberg)“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
“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)
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)
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