Author Alice Walker has accepted an invitation from U-M’s Center for the Education of Women to speak on campus next year. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple” and other books will deliver the biennial Zora Neale Hurston Lecture on Nov. 5, 2014.
The lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and CEW. The lecture at the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies honors Hurston, the most prolific African-American woman writer of her time, who brought to life the power, richness and complexity of black cultures for many readers.
The lecture will be the closing of a series of events throughout 2014 marking the 50th anniversary of CEW. The lineup includes a mix of events that honor the past, celebrate accomplishments, and envision the future, says Gloria Thomas, CEW director.
Author Alice Walker to speak at U-M in November 2014
By Eilisha Dermont
Center for the Education of Women
The University Record