According to Walker, how has the creative spirit of black women expressed itself in the past?

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This is a 1972 essay by Alice Walker . In it, she draws upon the writings of Jean Toomer who, in the post-Reconstruction South, witnessed a generation of black women who had seemingly gone mad, become "Saints" who sang "lullabies to ghosts" and went through their lives without fulfillment. Walker's interpretation is that this was not, as Toomer saw it, because they were unusually "vacant," having been...

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