Alice Malsenior Walker (b Feb 9, 1944) American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, & activist. Wrote critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982), for which Walker won National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize. http://southerntellect.tumblr.com/post/12056483428/alice-walker wikipedia
Hector Pieterson, who was born in 1964, was one of the first schoolchildren to be shot on 16 June 1976; he was just 13 years old. The iconic picture, taken by Sam Nzima, of a dying Hector being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubo with his sister, Antoinette Sithole, running alongside, has become a symbol of the times.