An Alice Walker Web Page
Lori Y. Tyler
A project for African American History Month
I wanted to do my African American History Month Project on Alice Walker because she helped America to remember Zora Hurston. Last year I did my project on Zora Hursotn. She was very unhappy when she died. She was poor and they buried her in an unmarked grave. But Alice Walker remembered Zore Hurston. She found the grave and put up a momument. I thought that if Alica Walker could remember Zora Hurston then maybe I would like her too.
The Life of Alice Walker
Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944 and she was very poor when she was a little girl. Her parents were sharecroppers (like my grandfather's family) who lived near Eatonton, Georgia. She had a bb-gun accident and lost some of her vision. Even though she was very poor and had eye trouble she did not stop working to be successful.
Alice Walker was very smart. She received a scholarship to Spelman College in Atlanta. While she was a college student Alice Walker was able to travel to Africa as an exchange student and to participate in the Civil Rights movement in the United States. She finally graduated from Sarah Lawrence University.
After she graduated, Alice Walker because a professor and she married a civil rights lawyer. She has a daughter. She writes in the "Womanist" style and her writing is very popular. She has been involved in movies as well as television. Even though she is successful now she still writes to make the world a better place.
The Books of Alice Walker
Books by Alice Walker
The Third Life of Grange Copeland
In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women
Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems
Langston Hughes: American Poet (editor)
Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning
I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... & Then Again When I Am Looking Mean
& Impressive (editor)
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories
The Color Purple
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful
To Hell With Dying
Living by the Word
The Temple of My Familiar
Finding the Green Stone
Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems
Possessing the Secret of Joy
The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult
Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism
Why Alice Walker Is Important (To Me)
Alice Walker is a famous and successful African American southern female writer. But I have not read any of her books. I tried to read the Color Purple. But I did not understand it. Alice Walker is not important to me because the world says she is successful. Alice Walker is important to me because she was a girl from Georgia like me who had to wear glasses. She could have let her poverty and her color kill her soul. But she she knew that there was beauty in the world and she could change some of the evil and injustice. Even if she died as poor and sad as Zora Hurston Alica Walker would still be important to me. I will be happy when I read well enough to truly understand her books.
This report helped me to learn more about working on the Internet. First I made an Alice Walker folder on my hard drive. Then I went on the Internet with Netscape. I found information about Alice Walker on three web sites.
I copied the the information from the websites to word documents and saved the word documents in the Alice folder. To make this web page I used the CoffeeCup HTML editor. It was easy to reference the picture because it was in the folder. It was easy to refer to the word documents. When everything is together in one folder then it is easy to do the work.