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Walker, Alice

(Encyclopedia) Walker, Alice, 1944–, African-American novelist and poet, b. Eatonon, Ga. The daughter of sharecroppers, she studied at Spelman College (1961–63) and Sarah Lawrence…

Alice Walker

Alice Walker wrote The Color Purple, the 1982 novel that won the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a Steven Spielberg movie starring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg. Walker was a civil rights…

Alice Walker Biography

Alice WalkerauthorBorn: 2/9/1944Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose novels and stories portray the hardships endured by Southern blacks. Her work includes…

Alice

(Encyclopedia) Alice, city (1990 pop. 19,788), seat of Jim Wells co., S Tex.; inc. 1910. Long a cow town at a railroad junction, Alice remains a cattle-shipping center. Oil and natural…

Alice Springs

(Encyclopedia) Alice Springs, town (2016 pop. 23,726), Northern Territory, Australia. It lies in a pastoral area surrounded by desert near the center of the continent and is a stop on…

Walker Lake

(Encyclopedia) Walker Lake, salt lake, c.105 sq mi (270 sq km), W Nev., SE of Carson City. Fed by the Walker River, it is a remnant of prehistoric Lake Lahontan and has no outlet.

Palmer, Alice Freeman

(Encyclopedia) Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855–1902, American educator, b. Broome co., N.Y., grad. Univ. of Michigan, 1876. She was one of the leading early proponents of higher education…

Adams, Alice

(Encyclopedia) Adams, Alice, 1926–99, American novelist, b. Fredericksburg, Va. Her deftly wry and witty fiction concerns 20th-century domestic and professional life, and usually…

Paul, Alice

(Encyclopedia) Paul, Alice, 1885–1977, American feminist, b. Moorestown, N.J. She helped found the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (1913), which became the National Woman's…