About the Program
Author Alice Walker, actress Ruby Dee, and poet Sonia Sanchez discuss Zora Neale Hurston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, to mark the 75th anniversary of the book's publication. The panelists present their thoughts on the impact the book and its author had on their lives as African-Americen women and artists. The panel is moderated by Lucy Anne Hurston, niece of Zora Neale Hurston and is hosted by the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC.
Alice Walker is the author of the numerous books, including The Temple of My Familiar and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple. For more information, visit alicewalkersgarden.com.
Ruby Dee is a writer and actress, who has appeared in many films, including A Raisin in the Sun. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.
Sonia Sanchez is the author of several books, including Homegirls and Handgrenades, recipient of the American Book Award and Does Your House Have Lions?, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. For more information, visit soniasanchez.net.