Alice Walker Turns 75: How She Inspired Tayari Jones, WABE’s Rose Scott, and Others

July 16, 2019 –Hard Times Require Furious Dancing—one of Alice Walker’s more than 40 books—is perhaps the most apropos title to describe her 75th birthday celebration, held at the Georgia Writers Museum in her hometown of Eatonton, Georgia last weekend. The day-long event included musical performances, bus tours, book signings, and a film screening. I joined a crowd of strangers, sharing in their humanity and love of the written word, who danced together at the end to Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rock Steady,’ one of Walker’s favorite songs.”

To read the entire article by Kelundra Smith, visit this page on the Atlanta magazine website.