In 1965, Walker met Melvyn Rosenman Leventhal, a Jewish civil rights lawyer. They were married on March 17, 1967, in New York City. Later that year the couple relocated to Jackson, Mississippi, becoming the first legally married interracial couple in Mississippi.
Regarding this, is Alice Walker married?
Melvyn R. Leventhal m. 1967–1976
Subsequently, question is, why is Alice Walker important to history? A writer and feminist, Alice Walker is especially known for novels, poems, and short stories that offer great insight into African American culture and often focus on women. For the novel The Color Purple (1982), she became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Similarly one may ask, who is Alice Walker’s partner?
Robert L. Allen Tracy Chapman
What happened to Alice Walker when she was 8?
At age eight , Walker was accidentally injured by a BB gun shot to her eye by her brother. Her partial blindness caused her to withdraw from normal childhood activities and begin writing poetry to ease her loneliness.