Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
AMERICAN MASTERS celebrates Alice Walker in the new documentary, ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH. Â Most people are familiar with Alice Walker from her famous novel “The Color Purple.” Â Writer and activist, Walker celebrates her 70th birthday on February 9.
Born into a family of sharecroppers in rural Georgia, her life unfolded during the violent racism and social changes of mid-20th century America. Her mother, poverty and participation in the Civil Rights Movement were the formative influences on Alice Walker, becoming the inherent themes in her writing. Â The first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Walker continues to shine a light on global human rights issues. In this program her dramatic life is told with poetry and lyricism, and includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones and Walker herself.
AMERICAN MASTERS: ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH airs Friday, February 7 at 9pm on WOSU TV.