First woman on color to win a Pulitzer Prize

Her Story: Alice Walker

On This Day in Women’s History, Alice Walker Becomes the First African-American to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, April 18, 1983. Just ten days later, her novel The Color Purple, also won the National Book Award for fiction.

“Activism is the rent we pay for living on this planet.”

Alice Walker

Link To Learn:

Alice Walker: Official Website

About The Author


Mother, Photographer, Wisecracker.... not necessarily in that order.

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