Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Alice Walker

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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