Alice Walker reached all the way back to bring forward the story that would forever change us in her seminal novel, The Color Purple. With her words, she gave voice and texture to the pain of Black women, tenderly explored the depths of it at every level, and then proudly walked us through a field of purple to show us our own strength and resilience. For every woman who ever uttered the words, “I’m poor, Black, I may even be ugly, but Dear God, I’m here! I’m here!” Today’s walk is for you. Beyond a book discussion, we will journey through the life of Alice Walker, her loves, her losses, her triumphs, and her defeats. Just the conversation we all need right now. Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - 21 Cosmonauts at blackhistorybootcamp.com to receive specially curated emails with survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 women who were ahead of their time.Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here:Maybe God Is Tryin' Tell You Somethin' | Quincy Jones:https://open.spotify.com/track/4JXiNTDq6OGkyp5aZ7X7cn?si=Ckbi4i4NQvqHXviG4uVD5QFreedom Time - Live | Lauren Hill:https://open.spotify.com/track/0kQ2DTgR9iAkIKoeoIHfn9?si=Lj9a6KFYTP2iZtF9kIMDVg
Season 4, Spring Semester 2021Filmed October 2, 2012. Atlanta-based novelist and playwright Pearl Cleage joins writer Alice Walker for a conversation that focuses on their creative influences, the writers they read, and how they've been inspired by each other's work. The conversation, hosted by Rosemary Magee, is moderated by University of Georgia journalism professor and author Valerie Boyd. Watch the original conversation:This conversation is introduced by host/Emory Arts employee Maggie Beker and artist, Emory Student, and Conversations with Eggs: Virtual Arts Zine editor Lennox Elrod. Beker and Elrod introduce the podcast and discuss how Elrod approaches creating as meditation and his podcast The Phoenix Radio. Listen to the podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3hsWTq7Co7CL6p2tkPUlgC?si=ckAJlOxZTOuE-21c_siEvQThis program is part of the Rosemary M. Magee Creativity Conversation endowed series.
Today we conclude our Black History Month tribute by covering one of the most well-beloved books in queer, Black literature. The Color Purple has held a place of reverence among modern literature for nearly 40 years. In fact, next year will mark the 40th anniversary of this iconic book that broke down barriers for both Black and queer women. Its author, Alice Walker, did the same through her work and her activism. Today we’ll tell the story of both Walker and her protagonist Celie and the effects these women made on feminism and LGBTQ civil rights.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourqueerstory/message
"Everyday Use" (by Alice Walker) for Everyday Listening
"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker was published in 1973 and depicts the seemingly simple life of a black woman and her daughter, Maggie, preparing for a visit from her older daughter, Dee. As Dee comes to visit, Maggie is visibly nervous and the mother is apprehensive of the changes from Dee. In this episode, Hannah and Jon discuss the history of the Black Power Movement, the symbols of the common household objects, and the changes from Dee.Hannah and Jon talk about Dee's partner and how his religion may have also been influenced by the Black Power Movement. Hannah brings up the possible cause, and effects, of Maggie's disability. Jon yet again educates us on the iceberg theory and how this story may be very similar to "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck.Here are some great charities to donate to for Black History Month (or anytime!):https://www.blackgirlscode.com/https://100blackmen.org/donate/https://blackaids.org/History of the Black Power Movement (cited in the podcast): https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/the-black-power-movementAnaLITical is created, hosted, and produced by Hannah and Jon Newland.Edited by Jon Newland.Artwork by Hannah Newland, using Logomakr and is owned by Hannah and Jon Newland.Theme music is Robot Gypsy Jazz by John Bartmannm - https://johnbartmann.comWebsite design by Hannah Newland - https://analiticalpod.wixsite.com/analiticalSupport the podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/analiticalpodYou can find the pod's social pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @analiticalpod and email us at email@example.com
Alice Walker published her first book in 1968, making 2018 the 50th anniversary of her writing career. She’s authored dozens of works since then, including poetry, essays, short stories and novels. Alice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel The Color Purple, becoming the first African American to receive that honor. Alice Walker is also known for her activism for human rights. Her latest book is a collection of poetry called Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart. Alice talks this hour with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley. Rochelle asked Alice what her proudest moment has been so far.
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” -Alice Walker with Special Guest Dr. Marla Parker
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Taking place mostly in rural Georgia the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. Celie is a poor, uneducated 14-year-old girl living in the South in the early 1900s. She writes letters to God because the man she thought was her father, Alphonso, beats, and rapes her. Alphonso has already impregnated Celie once, a pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a boy named Adam, whom Alphonso also abducts, and Celie thinks he killed him. Celie then has a second child, Celie's ailing mother dies after cursing Celie on her deathbed. The second child was a girl named Olivia, but Alphonso took the baby away shortly after her birth. Celie and her younger sister, 12-year-old Nettie, learn that a man identified only as Mister wants to marry Nettie. Alphonso refuses to let Nettie marry, instead of arranging for Mister to marry Celie. Mister, a widower needing someone to care for his children and keep his house, eventually accepts the offer. Mister physically, sexually, and verbally abuses Celie, and all his children treat her badly as well. Shortly thereafter, Nettie runs away from Alphonso and takes refuge at Celie's house, where Mister makes sexual advances toward her. Celie then advises Nettie to seek assistance from a well-dressed black woman that she saw in the general store a while back; the woman has unknowingly adopted Olivia and was the only black woman that Celie had ever seen with money of her own. Nettie is forced to leave after promising to write. Celie, however, never receives any letters and concludes that her sister is dead.
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This 1982 epistolary novel by Alice Walker is an integral part of US American literature and one that was on our radar for a long time. We now finally got to reading it and it was one of our more intense reading experiences. Told through letters to God by 14 year old Celie, we get a glimpse of what her life was like in the South of the early 1900s. Walker raises the issues of racism, sexism, classism and the strong relationships formed by women in one of the most interesting narratives we have read so far. What are your thoughts on The Color Purple? Let us know and connect with us @throughthepagespod on Instagram!