When David Schulz first met Alice Walker, she was a 15-year-old high school student solidly integrated into the Pruitt-Igoe peer-group society. When he ceased field work with the family two-and-a-half years later, she was a married woman, the mother of two children, and intermittently separated from her 20-year-old husband. Schulz conducted intensive field work with the Walker family and with the young man who became Alice’s husband.