And it forcefully tried to restore the dignity of the female character. The novel was published in 1982 is one of the most read texts across race, class, gender and cultural boundaries. The Novel fallows Celia, a black woman who struggled in her life. She was raped by her step father, fallowing two pregnancies. Then she was forced to merry a man whom she never loved.
Toni Morrison her original name is Chloe Anony Offoed. Morrison was born in February 18\1931 in Lohio, Us, American writer. Morrison was famous for her examination of black female experience. For Morrison all good art has been political and the black artist has very important responsibility to the black community. Morrison grew up in an American family that possessed an intense love and appreciation for black culture and people.
With the help of artists, singers, poets and leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, the Civil Rights Movement successfully secured the legal recognition and federal protection of Black Americans. Welcome to The Mix, where we will tonight be focusing on one of the most memorable and significant contributors to the 20th and 21st century poetry. A woman whose work has significantly contributed to shaping contemporary values and attitudes. It is a privilege to explore and give you the insights into legendary poet Maya Angelou’s involvement into exposing the oppression, enragement and unjust treatment that African Americans faced due to being racially different, through her iconic poem, “Caged Bird”.
One of the most inspiring women to me is Oprah Gail Winfrey. She was born on January 29, 1954 at 7:51 P.M. EST in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. Oprah was the daughter of two unwed teens, Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Oprah had two siblings, one half brother and one half sister, that both died. Oprah was originally named “Orpah” after the Biblical character in the book of Ruth, but there was a typo on her birth certificate.
LEILA: Oh indeed she does, nearly every single book she has published explores the lives of the Negroes. ‘Midway’ shows the brutality of the hardships they faced and how they fought for freedom. MAIYA: What attitudes does Madgett create throughout this poem? LEILA: Now obviously the poem is written from an African Americans point of view.
Morrison has been a major writer in creating a literary language for African ,especially in resorting to fragmentary narration. All of works also show the influence of European music, fashion, traditions and customs on African nations . Morrison has created a body of work acquainted with an apparently black sensibility while drawing a reading audience from across racial boundaries. Morrison 's first novel " the bluest eye", is a novel about a victimized black girl who becomes maniac by white standards of beauty and wild about having blue eyes.
Maya Angelou, born fourth of April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an Afro-American author, poet, dancer, singer, actress, and most importantly a civil rights activist and a feminist. Angelou was very much aware of the discrimination she faced in the society because of her race and sex. Nevertheless, she was a proud woman and that confidence showed through not only her work but in everything, she did. Angelou reached international recognition in 1969 when she posted her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, the first non-fiction best seller by an African-American woman. Moreover, in 1971 she published the collection “Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘Fore I Die” which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Throughout her accomplishments, she became one of the best-selling novelist that was known by her book The Color Purple. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple (1982) is about a fourteen-year-old, Celie who has been abused by her own father, Alphonso. The novel starts with Celie as she continuously writes to God about her abusive father, Alphonso. Alphonso has impregnated
Introduction The Color Purple is a novel written by an American author Alice Walker and was published in 1982. It won numerous awards in literature and film as it had many musical, film and radio adaptations, particularly the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It primarily involves the subject of feminism and addresses issues in sexism and racism in the early 20th century in the United States. The story is all about a girl named Celie, a black woman who lives in the Southern part of US.
Nannie disapproved of the man and it was a constant argument between Nannie and Melvina. After a pretty bad fight between the two, Robert mysteriously died under Nannie’s care on July 7, 1945. The death was said to be asphyxia from unknown causes and Nannie collected $500 from Robert’s life
Goldsborough if she agreed to organize a school for the children on St. Simon’s Island. Baker accepted the offer and became the first black teacher to openly instruct African American students in Georgia. By day she taught children and at night she instructed adults. Baker met and married her first husband, Edward King, a black non-commissioned officer in the Union Army, while teaching at St. Simon Island.” “For the next three years, Susie Baker King traveled with her husband’s regiment, working as a laundress while teaching black Union soldiers how to read and write during their off-duty hours.
Bessie Smith, an African American blues singer was killed in a car accident. Her songs have touched the lives of many black people across the country, and her songs will be forever missed. Elizabeth (Bessie) Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894. Bessie was one of the seven children that William and Laura Smith had. Her father died shortly after she was born and in 1906, her mother and two of her brothers died, so her aunt ended up raising her and her remaining siblings.
My name is Ethel Waters. I was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896 as a result of the rape of my teenaged mother, Louise Anderson; she was 13 years at that time. My father John Waters is a pianist and family acquaintance from a mixed-race middle-class background, but he played no role in raising me. I was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. I frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although I began my career in the 1920s singing blues.
Alice walker an African American who was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia. Was once a social worker, teacher and did lecture’s, took part in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. Alice walker was a great writer while she inspire tons of people with her work. Ms. Walker was the youngest daughter growing up with sharecroppers, Alice walker mother work as a maid to provide for eight children while still living poor. As a child Ms. Walker played around a lot with her older brother’s into one day an serious accident happen when one of her brother shoot a bb pellet at her and had hit her in the eye.