The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. 


Alice Walker

Happy birthday, Alice Walker! The Color Purple novelist has her mother, Minnie Lou Tallulah Grant, to thank for her education. Living under Jim Crow laws, Minnie had to stand up to landlords who believed children of black sharecroppers should work in the fields instead of enroll in school. She later worked 11 hours a day for $17 per week to help pay for Alice’s college tuition.

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