Angels Among Us

There’s a scene in the film version of Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” where Celie spots Miss Sofia in the general store. At this point in the movie, Sofia has had her body and spirit broken by the white mayor and his wife. In addition to the general wear-and-tear of life, Sofia carries the wear-and-tear of racism and sexism. She is blind in one eye and sort of drags one leg behind her. At this point in the film, Sofia is working as a maid for Millie (the mayor’s wife). Upon the two of them entering the store, Millie rattles Read More