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A Black Writer in the South | American Masters: Alice Walker

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Alice Walker discusses the influence the strong women in her family and her experiences growing up on a plantation in Eatonton, Georgia had on her writing. Part of the American Masters series, the short video includes images of her childhood home.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • As part of their research into life in the American South in the 1940s and 50s have groups investigate the Supreme Court cases Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v Board of Education
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes class members have read Walker's The Color Purple
  • One of three American Masters resources about Alice Walker
Pros
  • The resource includes the video, teaching tips, and discussion questions
Cons
  • None