American Masters

Going to College on a Segregated Bus

Clip: Season 28 Episode 3 | 1m 26s

In this web exclusive video, Alice Walker talks about how her father loved education and read everything he could find, even though he was only educated through grade 4 or 5 and lived a life of poverty working on a plantation. Walker recalls the day he put her on a segregated bus to go to Spelman College, where she had earned a scholarship.

Aired: 02/07/14

Rating: TV-14

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