Black History Month

Black History Month Spotlight: Alice Walker

 #blackhistorymonth quote comes from Alice Walker, an American short story writer, poet, and activist. 

Walker is best-known for writing The Color Purple, for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This book is about Celie, who suffers terrible abuse at the hands of her father and husband. It explores the female African American experience.

Aside from being an incredible writer, Walker was heavily involved in civil rights activism. Although divorced, Walker’s marriage was the first legal interracial marriage in Mississippi.

Walker has never been shy in her activism. She was arrested in 2003, on the eve of the Iraq War, at an anti-war rally in front of the White House.

To learn more, check out her biography! She’s done some pretty admirable activism! Consider supporting Alice Walker by trying to purchase through a black-owned independent bookstore or Book Shop, a website that supports independent bookstores.

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