American Masters

Alice Walker Shines Light on Zora Neale Hurston

Clip: 02/07/2014 | 2m 29s

Zora Neale Hurston's embrace of black culture and language was an inspiration to Alice Walker. "I realized that unless I came out with everything I had supporting her, there was every chance that she would slip back into obscurity," Walker says of the Harlem Renaissance writer and anthropologist.

Aired: 02/07/14

Rating: TV-14

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