Alice Walker Biography

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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. After a couple of months the scar tissue formed into her damaged eye. After the incident was over she became self-conscious…show more content…
Moreover two of the short stories that she wrote was “everyday use” and “you can’t keep a good woman down”. Both of these stories show the true feminist in passion Alice walker has to inspired black females. To begin, Dee from the short story (“everyday use”) is a young college lady who is finding her new self after slavery and discrimination that eventual gain Africans Americans their freedom in 1950 and 1960. So Dee change her name to Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo a African name and wants to show her mother in sister that it’s a new world for African Americans in they don’t have to be farmers. The sister Maggie is a very sweet in calm young lady who stays home with her…show more content…
The story main character is an older lady name Gracie Mae who is a very good music musician, which she use to do tours around the country with her third husband before he, stated here in the article “Your third one beat you up, stole your touring costumes and your car and retired with a chorine to Tuskegee.” (pg 6, Walker) To continue, one day two white man pulls up in front of Gracie Mae house name Traynor in the other deacon. The two man ask Gracie Mae would she be willing to let them record one of her songs that transformed a worldwide generation plus buys all the rest of song copies. Coupled with Traynor recording and performing the song in becoming the next great rich rock and roll artist. Gracie Mae gets no credit for write the song into years later stated here in the article “ The lady who wrote my first hit record is here with us tonight, and she agreed to sing it for all of us, just like she sung it forty-five years ago.” (pg 9, Ms. Walker) Gracie Mae didn’t have a chance to become a famous artist even though she wrote a hit song, Traynor gave her plenty of expensive gifts. The story shows the exploitation of black artist with white counterparts take advantage of talents back in that time era. moreover, the story shows how powerful woman can be in the world with Gracie Mae going through something so wrong like that plus losing four husbands
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