Alice Walker Bio

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February 9th 1944 in Eatonton Georgia a great author was born, who is Known by the name Alice Walker . Alice Walker Is a African American who is the eighth and youngest child of Minnie Talulah and Willie Lee. In Alice years of being a child she became blind in her right eye from being scarred with a BB gun by her brother Bill. Getting teased by her classmates and the misunderstood from her family made Alice Shy. Six years later Alice got her scar removed and this helped her embrrassment dewindled. ( ” Alice Walker. ” 2012. Biography. com 26 Aug 2012).

After Walker graduated high school as the school valedictorian and prom queen Alice left Eatonton in 1961 to go off to Spellman College ,which is a famous school for black women in Atlanta. During her two years Alice became interesting in the Civil Rights movement and wrote an essay titled “The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It? ” which became her first published article and won her first place in the American Scholar magazine annual essay contest. After Alice transfer to Sarah Lawrence college in New York, she continue to study her involvement in Civil Rights.

Two years later after Alice received her B. A degree from Sarah Lawrence in 1965, she became married to Melvyn Roseman Leventhal. They lived in Jackson Mississippi , where Alice work as a black history consultant for a head start program. Walker also work as the writer-in-resident for JacksonState college and Tougaloo college. She completed her first novel “The Third Life Of Grange Copeland” in 1977. That was the same year her daughter was born. . ( ” Alice Walker. ” 2012. wikipedia. org 26 Aug 2012). Walker moved to northern California, shortly after she became divorced.

In 1982 Walker completed “The Color Purple”, a novel about the life of a poor girl name Celie. This was one of her most popular novels. Later on“The Color Purple” became a musical and a movie in 1985 starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. Walker won the 1983 pulitzer prize for fiction and the national book award for fiction . Alice Malsenior Walker wrote alot of good books and I think that shes a great author because her books depics self righteousness. ( ” Alice Walker. ” 2012. georgiaencyclopedia. org 26 Aug 2012).

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