Home  » Collections A-Z  » New Georgia Encyclopedia  » All Items  » Alice Walker (b. 1944)

Alice Walker (b. 1944)

 Click here to view the item
Creator:Whitted, Qiana
Title:Alice Walker (b. 1944)
Date:2004 Oct. 7

Encyclopedia article about Alice Walker, an African American novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist. Her most famous novel, The Color Purple, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1983. Walker began publishing her fiction and poetry during the latter years of the Black Arts movement in the 1960s. Her work, along with that of such writers as Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor, however, is commonly associated with the post-1970s surge in African American women's literature.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Subjects:Walker, Alice, 1944- | African American women authors--Georgia | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2004-10-07
Rights and Usage:

If you wish to use content from the NGE site for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, you must request and receive written permission from the NGE. Such requests may be directed to: Permissions/NGE, University of Georgia Press, 330 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30602.

Cite as: "Alice Walker (b. 1944)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

Related Materials:

Forms part of the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-998