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Alice Walker

Author
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Net worth 2018: $300 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Eatonton
Country: United States
BirthDay: 9 February 1944
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Education: Spelman College, 1965 - Sarah Lawrence College
BIOGRAPHY

Alice Walker was bornon 9 February 1944 in Eatonton, American, is Author. Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American writer best known as the author of the critically acclaimed novel’ The Color Purple’ which tells the story of a black woman who struggles against not just the racist white culture but also the patriarchal black culture. An independent minded woman and a feminist, Walker is famous for her works which address the issues of gender discrimination, racism, and patriarchy which are rampant in the African-American society. She was born as the youngest daughter of sharecroppers and grew up in poverty. In mid-20th century America’s black children were expected to work in the fields instead of going to school. However, her mother was a strong-willed woman who insisted that her children receive a good education and sent Alice to school. She was a creative girl and started writing at a young age. After high school she went on a scholarship to Spelman College in Atlanta. During this time she became influenced by one of her professors, Howard Zinn, who was also an activist and grew interested in the U.S. civil rights movement. She became a published writer while still in college and over the years established herself as a major author of the Black Arts movement. She is also a prominent social activist in addition to being an acclaimed writer.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$300 Million

TIMELINE
1990

She was involved in a romance with singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman in the 1990s

1989

Her novel, ‘The Temple of My Familiar’ was out in 1989

1985

Along with being an acclaimed novelist Alice Walker is also a famous poet, and her poetry collections include ‘Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful’ (1985), ‘Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems’ (1991), ‘Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth’ (2003), ‘A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems And Drawings’ (2003), and ‘Collected Poems’ (2005)

1982

The year 1982 saw the release of the novel that would make her a world renowned author

1970

She released her debut novel, ‘The Third Life of Grange Copeland’ in 1970

1968

In 1968, Alice Walker accepted the position of a writer in residence at Jackson State College and moved to the Tougaloo College in 1970

1965

She later transferred to Sarah Lawrence College, graduating in 1965

1961

She graduated from her high school as the valedictorian of her class, and won a scholarship to attend the Spelman College in Atlanta in 1961

1960

Many believed that the novel was a critique of the path that the Civil Rights Movement had taken in the 1960s and 1970s

1952

She was accidentally wounded in the right eye in 1952 and a layer of scar tissue formed over her wounded eye

1944

Alice Walker was born in Putnam County, Georgia, on February 9, 1944

1930

Set in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the miserable quality of life of African-American women in the southern United States in the 1930s

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