1. Alice Walker is blind in one eye.
2. Alice Walker and her husband had the first legal interracial marriage in Mississippi.
3. Alice Walker helped the world rediscover Zora Neale Hurston.
4. Alice Walker even put a marker on Zora Neale Hurston’s grave.
5. The Color Purple's Shug Avery was based on Ma Rainey.
6. The Color Purple is being adapted into another movie.