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Alice M. Walker
Transcript of Alice M. Walker
Alice M. Walker
Created By: Shelon Baker Who is Alice Malsenior Walker?
4.Activist Awards And Honors -Born in 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia, to sharecropper parents.
-One of the best-known and most highly respected writers in the U.S.
-Attended Spelman College and Sarah Lawrence College.
-Walker was an active member in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in the South.
-Married activist Mel Leventhal from 1967 to 1976; the couple had one daughter, Rebecca Walker whose also a prominent activist and writer. Have Faith In One's Gift -Walker's writings include novels, stories, essays and poems.
-Her works usually focus on the struggles of African Americans and also the role of women of color in culture and history.
-An open bisexual, and sympathetic of people of all sexualities, ethnicities, and races.
-Wrote her first book of poetry while she was still a senior at Sarah Lawrence College Be Nobody's Darling A civil rights activist, and continues to be an advocate for civil rights for all people.
Active in environmental, feminist, and animal rights causes, and has campaigned against female genital mutilation. Is the Color Purple? -Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1983) for The Color Purple
-National Book Award for Fiction (1983) for The Color Purple[a]
-O. Henry Award for "Kindred Spirits" 1985.
-Honorary Degree from the California Institute of the Arts (1995)
-American Humanist Association named her as "Humanist of the Year" (1997)
-The Lillian Smith Award from the National Endowment for the Arts
-The Rosenthal Award from the National Institute of Arts & Letters
-The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, the Merrill Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship
-The Front Page Award for Best Magazine Criticism from the Newswoman's Club of New York
-Induction to the California Hall of Fame in The California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts (2006)
-Domestic Human Rights Award from Global Exchange (2007) Works Cited