In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens - Alice Walker
When the poet Jean Toomer walked through the South in the early twenties, he discovered a curious thing: black women whose spirituality was so intense, so deep, so unconscious, they were themselves unaware of the richness they held. They stumbled blindly through their lives: creatures so abused and mutilated in body, so dimmed and confused by pain, that they considered themselves unworthy even of hope. In
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than formal diction.
“In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens” is an essay that deals with race, gender, and the complexities of being human. Walker deals with a variety of situations, which represents her response to the concept of heritage as expressed by the Black political movements of the 60s. This essay brings forth a strong message; regardless of race or gender, it encourages us to continue to live with each other and accept our differences!