When: 1985

The Colour Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize Winning novel by Alice Walker, is released to box office success.

Further Reading:

Berlant, Lauren. “Race, Gender, and Nation in ‘The Color Purple’.” Critical Inquiry 14, no. 4 (1988): 831-859.

Norman, Brian. Neo-Segregation Narratives in Jim Crow Post-Civil Rights American Literature. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010.

Romagnolo, Catherine. “Naturally Flawed? Gender, Race, and the Unnatural in the Color Purple.” StoryWorlds 8, no. 2 (2016): 113-133.

Tulino, Daniel, Krishnamurthy, Sharada, Fall, Madjiguene and Susan Browne. “Resisting Anti-Blackness Through Counternarratives.” English Journal 109, no. 2 (2019): 32-38.

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. San Diego: Harcourt, 1982.