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American Masters (2014 Season) – Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
Film Interviewees
Air date: 02/07/2014

American Masters Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Premieres nationally Friday, February 7, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Walker’s 70th birthday and Black History Month

Original Film Interviewees (in order of appearance)

 

Fred Walker, Walker’s brother (now deceased)

 

Alice Walker

 

Evelyn C. White, author, Alice Walker: A Life; Walker’s official biographer;

 

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, scholar, activist; a former college friend at Spelman College

 

Howard Zinn, historian, playwright, activist; Walker’s first professor at Spelman College and a key influence on her intellectual and political education (now deceased)

 

Melvyn R. Leventhal, Walker’s former husband; attorney

 

Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist; one of Walker’s contemporaries

 

Sapphire, writer; influenced by Walker

 

Gloria Steinem, writer, feminist organizer, former editor of Ms. magazine; Walker’s lifelong friend

Jewelle Gomez, writer; influenced by Walker

 

Robert Allen, writer, former editor of The Black Scholar; Walker’s former partner

 

Jennifer DeVere Brody, professor, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research – Stanford

University

 

Quincy Jones, producer, The Color Purple           film (1985)

 

Steven Spielberg, director, The Color Purple film (1985)

 

Peter Guber, executive producer, The Color Purple film (1985)

 

Danny Glover, actor, activist; played the male lead in The Color Purple film (1985)

 

Arisika Razak, California Institute of Integral Studies; teaches Walker’s writings

 

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Black feminist scholar

 

Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher; Walker’s friend

 

Angela Y. Davis, educator; activist

 

 

 

 

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