Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winner and internationally known Georgia-born author and activist, opened her archives at Emory University in April 2009.
The event was celebrated by an exhibition, a symposium and a presentation by Alice Walker. Sponsors for Alice Walker activities include Emory's James Weldon Johnson Institute, the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, the Office of the Provost Luminaries Series, the Hightower Fund, the Department of African American Studies, and the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, as well as the Alice Walker Literary Society and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This album begins with these events. “People are known by the records they keep,” observes Alice Walker. “If it isn’t in the records, it will be said it didn’t happen. That is what history is: a keeping of records.”