Happy 71st Birthday to Womanist Warrior, Alice Walker!

By Aura Bogado, Jamilah King Feb 09, 2015

Alice Walker has spent the better part of the past 50 years bringing a radical black woman’s consciousness into mainstream America. Born to sharecroppers in rural Georgia, Walker gained acclaim with her Pullitzer Prize-winning 1983 novel "The Color Purple." But her life’s work has spanned more than three dozen novels, short stories, poetry and essay collections. Here are some words to remember her by on her 71st birthday: