American Masters

  • ‘Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth’ on PBS' American Masters on February 9

    Alice Walker was born 70 years ago in a South where "colored folks" knew their place. Active in the Civil Rights movement, she went on to become the first African American to be awarded a Pulitizer Prize for literature. “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth,” Prabitha Parmar's new documentary, reveals that the seeds of Walker's activism, and poetry, were planted in the 19th Century.