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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Premieres Nationally | Tonight at 9 p.m.

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth premieres nationally Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. [EST] on PBS (check local listings and encore showings)  —   Writer and activist Alice Walker (b. Feb. 9, 1944) made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her seminal novel The Color Purple (1982), for … Continue reading

OPPRESSED HAIR | PUTS A CEILING ON THE BRAIN | By Alice Walker

A talk given on Founders’ Day, April 11, 1987, at Spelman College in Atlanta. From Living By The Word: Selected Writings 1973-1987 by Alice Walker.   As some of you no doubt know, I myself was a student here once, many moons ago. I used to sit in these very seats (sometimes still in pajamas, underneath my … Continue reading

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