This past weekend, I watched the documentary Alice Walker: Beauty and Truth. It is airing as part of the American Masters series on PBS. Directed by Pratibha Parmer, who worked with Walked back in 1993 documentary Warrior Marks, an important documentary on female circumcision, this film expands upon the very public career of the author and activist.
If you get a chance to see this amazing retrospective on Walker's life and work, please do. There is more to her than The Color Purple. Much more--much of which I didn't know.
Below is a clip from the late Howard Zinn about his former student.