Today’s AWU WOD is Alice Walker, born February 9, 1944 in Eaton Georgia. She wrote The Color Purple, the 1982 novel that won the Pulitzer Prize and Walker was a civil rights activist as a young woman in the American south, and an editor at Ms. magazine in the 1970s. She expresses the struggles of blacks, particularly women, and their lives in a racist, sexist, and violent society. Her writings also focus on the role of women of color in culture and history. Walker is a respected figure in the liberal political community for her support of unconventional and unpopular views as a matter of principle.
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