Thursday, March 1, 2007

Life is Hard

I hate to say that I never even read the classic novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker, but I know that it speaks to the injustice of the treatment of African Americans in the early 20th century. According to the American Library Association, it is number 18 on the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000. (I thought the "Banned Books Week" was *Really Cool*!)

Here is a beautiful woman singing a beautiful, heartbreaking song from The Color Purple (the musical). Through all the trials we go through here on earth, and with so many of us going through them *right now*, this song really spoke to me.



(HT to BooMama =)

1 thoughts:

Celi said...

I believe this woman is Fantasia-one of the previous American Idol winners. She is playing the main character in the Broadway play for the Color Purple. A good pick I think, and a very pretty song.