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Author Alice Walker, pictured onstage of the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple musical, has released a new collection of poetry called Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart. Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images hide caption

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Alice Walker Is For Oakland, Human Imperfection And The Children

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George Mwinnyaa on his visit to the slave castle at Cape Coast in his homeland of Ghana. The door leads to the cells where captives who were resistant were held prior to being sent over the ocean as slaves. Leslie Mwinnyaa hide caption

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'Barracoon' Offers A Vivid, First-Hand Account Of Slavery In America

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In Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon,' Language Is The Key To Understanding

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