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Alice Walker featured in TV documentary

February 7, 2014
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK - Alice Walker, who turns 70 later this month, is thinking about her legacy.

Over the past few years, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author has donated her papers to Emory University, permitted "The Color Purple" to be released as an e-book and reached a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish excerpts from journals she has kept for decades.

Walker has also participated in the documentary "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth," scheduled to air Friday night on PBS stations as part of the "American Masters" series.

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"I don't have this feeling that 70 is really old," says Walker, who notes one ancestor lived to 125. "But I do feel it's helpful if you're thinking about the coming generations to leave your work in a form that people can relate to."

 
 

 

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