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Discover Black History Month with Alice Walker & The Color Purple

Discover Black History Month
with Alice Walker

The Color Purple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

“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.”

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

“She look so stylish it like the trees all round the house draw themself up tall for a better look.”

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

4 replies on “Discover Black History Month with Alice Walker & The Color Purple”

I remember when The Color Purple came out as a film. I remember crying because someone had finally filmed things that were kept hushed up in the society I was growing up in. Everybody knew but no one said anything. I also remember cheering at the end of the movie and shouting aloud, Right On.
Needless to say the rebel in me had awoken long before The Color Purple, but it was nice to see truth being revealed.
Thank you. This brought back memories.
Shalom,
Patricia

Pat when this movie came out I couldn’t BELIEVE it! But yet, I could. It’s a sad sad state of affairs but needed to be told. Toni is so awesome.

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