Obama – Maya Angelou; Toni Morrison; Alice Walker

Maya Angelou: ‘I’m So Proud’
Election night became a great moment in history, especially for African-Americans.
* Watch CBS video

Toni Morrison

Speaking in depth about her life and work, Morrison reflects on her forty-year career as a writer, her unwilling role as a spokesperson for black America, and the likely impact of Barack Obama’s election victory. (BBC Radio 4 interview)

Pulitzer Winning Author Alice Walker on Obama’s First White House Visit as President-Elect

One day after Barack Obama’s first visit to the White House as President-elect, we speak to the Pulitzer-winning novelist Alice Walker. In a recent open letter to Obama, Walker writes, “Seeing you take your rightful place, based solely on your wisdom, stamina and character, is a balm for the weary warriors of hope, previously only sung about.”


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