African American poet and novelist of The Color Purple.
She began writing at age eight, however she had to write in secret, thus hiding it from her family.
In a 2011 interview, she described the United States and Israel as terrorist organizations, which is not surprising since she has been arrested multiple times for protesting for Civil and Women's Rights.
After moving to Mississippi, she and Melvyn Roseman Leventhal became the first legally married interracial couple in the whole state.
One of her inspirations for pursuing Civil and Women's Civils is Rosa Parks.