Discover Black History Month
with Alice Walker
The Color Purple
Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.
“All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my brothers. I had to fight my cousins and my uncles. A girl child ain’t safe in a family of men. But I never thought I’d have to fight in my own house. She let out her breath. I loves Harpo, she say. God knows I do. But I’ll kill him dead before I let him beat me.”
“She look so stylish it like the trees all round the house draw themself up tall for a better look.”