Subseries 2.4f
Speeches, 1972-2012
Box 88 (folder 20) - Box 89 (folder 25), 250

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
88 20 Sarah Lawrence College, [early 1970s]
88 21 "Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," 1972
88 22 "National Book Award Statement" (co-authored by Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Alice Walker), 1974
88 23 "Saving the Life That Is Your Own: The Importance of Models in the Artist's Life," Reid Lecture, Barnard College, November 11, 1975 [see also In Search of Our Mother's Gardens]
88 24 "Tribute to Ella Baker," December 9, 1978
88 25 "Tribute to Rosa Parks," May 1, 1980
88 26 "Introducing Tillie Olsen," [circa 1980]
88 27 "Of Tillie Olsen," 1981
88 28 "Only Justice Can Stop A Curse," March 16, 1982 [see also In Search of Our Mother's Gardens]
88 29 "American Book Award Acceptance Speech," April 28, 1983
88 30 "Bay Area Critics Circle Award Acceptance Speech," April 7, 1986
88 31 "Matrix Awards Acceptance Speech," May 5, 1986
88 32 "Introduction of Quincy Jones," Crystal Awards/Women in Film, May 30, 1986
88 33 Remarks on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution for U.S.A. Television Network, June 22, 1986
88 34 "Turning Into Love: Some Thoughts on Surviving and Meeting Langston Hughes," typescript draft, tribute to Langston Hughes, City University of New York, November 20, 1988
88 35 "Testimony for the Ocean," February 3, 1988
88 36 "A Welcome to Jesse Jackson from Alice Walker," Spring 1988
88 37 "Coming to the Aid of the Elders: Thoughts on Leonard Peltier, The Shoot-Out at the Pine Ridge Reservation on June 25th, 1976, and the Notion of Justice in a Country in Which Greed is the Most Respected Elder of All," February 8, 1989
88 38 "They Don't Hate Us," Institute for the Practice of Non-violence, February 22, 1989
88 39 "The Right to Life: What Can the White Man Say to the Black Woman?" Pro-Choice/Keep Abortion Legal Rally, April 8, 1989
88 40 "Nightmare Begins Responsibility," December 6, 1989
88 41 "Anything We Love Can Be Saved: The Resurrection of Zora Neale Hurston," January 26, 1990 [see also In Search Of Our Mother's Gardens]
88 42 "Fullness and Emptiness," Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature and Community Involvement, March 23, 1990
89 1 "Tribute to Winnie Mandela," June 30, 1990
89 2 "The College Bookstore as a Place of Peace and Plenty," April 3, 1991
89 3 "The Satisfaction of Finding My Books on the Shelf," American Booksellers' Association Book and Author Breakfast, June 3, 1991
89 4 "The Story of Why I Am Here; Or, A Woman Connects Oppressions," Peace for Cuba Rally, February 1, 1992
89 5 "The Light That Shines On Me," Radcliffe College, June 5, 1992
89 6 "Beyond Borders or Bodies," TransAfrica, June 6, 1992
89 7 "National Black Women's Health Project Awards Luncheon," June 26, 1992
89 8 "The Birthday Thirteen" San Francisco, California, February 9, 1994
89 9 "Heaven Belongs to You: 'Warrior Marks' as a Liberation Film," The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, CA, Typescript, February 24, 1994
89 10 "Treasure," Governor's Awards, March 25, 1994
89 11 "The Only Reason You Want to Go To Heaven Is You've Been Driven Out of Your Mind (Off Your Land & Out of Your Lover's Arms): Reflections On Inherited Religion by a Womanist Pagan, Auburn Theological Seminary, April 25, 1995
89 12 "What Can I Give My Daughters Who Are Brave?" May 1995
89 13 "For Charlotte Hunt, Judi Bari and Mumia Abu Jamal," Spring 1997
89 14 "Three Fates," Agnes Scott College Commencement Address, May 17, 1997
89 15 "Winter Lecture: Bombing is Earth Abuse: Activism as Self-Defense," February 27, 1998
89 16 "For June," (Read by Angela Davis) KFPA Tribute, February 20, 1999
89 17 "The Dharma of Literature: Seeing as Witness; Writing as Way: Taking Refuge in the Truth (a talk about how writing can serve the culture and liberate the soul)," [circa 2000s]
89 18 "We Are In This Place for a Reason," January 2000
89 19 "How It Feels to Know Somebody Died For You: Living With the Voice of the Beloved," [collected in We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For], January 23, 2002
89 20 "My Friends the Chinese and Tibetan People," March 10, 2002
89 21 "I'll See You When Your Troubles Get Like Mine," [published as "I Call That Man Religious" in We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For], April 11, 2002
89 22 "Of Gifts and Hands," Spence School Graduation, June 12, 2002
89 23 "This Was Not An Area of Large Plantations: Suffering Too Insignificant for the Majority to See" [published in We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For], August 2002
250 7 "Encountering the Unknown Brazil," Pop-Up Magazine Live Event, San Francisco, California, April 25, 2012
250 8 "Stay with Us: Thoughts about War," Veterans for Peace 27th Annual National Convention, Miami, Florida, August 11, 2012
89 24 "Statement on Salman Rushdie" typescript draft, undated
89 25 "Why I Support Barbara Lee" typescript draft, undated
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