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Alice Walker birthday in Eatonton

  • Reception at the Artisans Village Art Gallery
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  • Readying for the Tribute at Plaza Arts Center
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  • Dinner/reception at The Plaza catered by Rock Eagle
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  • A hug for Margaret Avery, aka "Shug" in The Color Purple
  • Ex-husband Melvin Leventhal tells when he came to Eatonton with Walker in 1966
  • Q&A at The Plaza Arts Center
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  • Reading aloud from "The Color Purple"
  • Sunday, in her old high school literature classroom at Butler Baker HS
  • Describing her old house to PCHS students.
  • Butterfly hugs for audience
  • Hiking to location where she was born.
  • Walker with friend and editor of her upcoming book, Valerie Boyd

Alice Walker birthday in Eatonton

Photos from famed author Alice Walker's visit to her hometown of Eatonton on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The town celebrated Walker's 75th birthday with her. Also includes pictures of Ms. Walker visiting her old school, birthplace and home the next day. Photos by Casey Parrish, Shannon Sneed and Lynn Hobbs