Actor and activist Danny Glover played the male lead in The Color Purple (1985), the film adaptation of Alice Walker's novel. In this film outtake, Glover speaks about Walker's literary work in the context of her continuous activism, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement in the South, where she was born and raised.
The late Howard Zinn gave one of his final interviews for Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Zinn likens Walker, his former college student, to Zora Neale Hurston, Walker's "hero," saying Walker was not afraid to offend either whites or blacks.
Walker recalls the poignant moment her hard-working father, who lacked a formal education, put her on a segregated bus to go to Spelman College.
Alice Walker on writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston: "I realized that unless I came out with everything I had supporting her, there was every chance that she would slip back into obscurity."
In this archival footage, Alice Walker reads from the novel for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She calls the part that she reads from "the God section."
Touching a nerve in readers and critics alike, J.D. Salinger's first novel was "a very revolutionary book for the American of the early 1950's," according to Elizabeth Frank, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and professor.
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