Subseries 8.2
Events, 1950-2009
Box 188 - Box 193 (folder 19), 251; OP 78-84

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains images of Alice Walker's international and domestic travels, attendance at literary and professional conferences and meetings, lectures, book signings, socio-political activism, and leisurely gatherings and vacations. Photographs of particular interest include Walker's trip to Helsinki, Finland, where she was a delegate for the World Festival of Youth and Students in 1962, her travels to Uganda and Kenya under the auspices of a Vermont based study abroad group entitled "The Experiment in International Living" in 1965, and a number of photos of Walker's travels to Africa during the 1990s as she was documenting female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa for the documentary and book, Warrior Marks with Prabitha Parmar.

The subseries also contains numerous photographs relating to the various productions of The Color Purple, which include photos of Walker, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Stephen Spielberg from the set of the film adaptation of The Color Purple and photos from the premieres of the film in Los Angeles and New York. There are also images of Walker attending the debut of the Broadway production of The Color Purple in Atlanta, Georgia.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Box Folder Content
188 1 Unidentified individuals, Juan Jil School in Mexico, (photographer unknown), undated
188 2 Unidentified individuals, at event in [Zapata, Texas], (photographer unknown), undated
188 3 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, vacation photos, (various photographs), undated
188 4 Walker, Alice and unidentified other at Sweet Heart Ball, (photographer unknown), [circa 1950s]
188 5 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, at the [World Festival of Youth and Students] in Helsinki, Finland and visit to Moscow, Russia, (photographer unknown), September 1962
188 6 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, in Kenya for "The Experiment in International Living", (photographer unknown), [circa 1965]
188 7 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, in Uganda for "The Experiment in International Living", (photographer unknown), August 1965
188 8 Walker, Alice and others, "Coffee with Judy" show, (photographer unknown), [circa 1970s]
188 9 Walker, Alice and others, unidentified event, (photographer unknown), [circa 1970s] [1 of 2]
188 10 Walker, Alice and others, unidentified event, (photographer unknown), [circa 1970s] [2 of 2]
188 11 Walker, Alice, Paule Marshall, Sonia Sanchez, and others, unidentified event, (photographer unknown), [circa 1970s]
188 12 Walker, Alice, John O. Killens, and others at a book party, (photographer unknown), [circa 1970s]
188 13 Walker, Alice, Lee G. Pugh, and others, Humanities Workshop at the University of Miami, (photographer unknown), July 6-16, 1971
188 14 Walker, Alice, Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Lucille Clifton, and others, Phyllis Wheatly Conference in Jackson, Mississippi, (photographer unknown), 1973
188 15 Walker, Alice and Rebecca Walker, on vacation in Jamaica, St. Johns, the Island of Cuba, and St. Thomas, (photographer unknown), July 1973
188 16 Walker, Alice, Mary Helen Washington, and others, party for Mary Helen (photographer unknown), Spring 1975
188 17 Walker, Alice and others, Yaddo [Residency] in Saratoga Springs, New York, (George Bolster, photographer), 1975
188 18 Walker, Alice, Rebecca Walker, and others, "Having Fun" at Fire Island in Brookhaven, New York, (photographer unknown), July 15, 1978
188 19 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, I Have Myself book party at Daphne's in San Francisco, (Nan Parks, photographer), [circa 1979] [1 of 2]
188 20 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, I Have Myself book party at Daphne's in San Francisco, (Nan Parks, photographer), [circa 1979] [2 of 2]
188 21 Walker, Alice, at a Reading for Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning: Poems, (Lashaune Fitch, photographer), [circa 1979]
188 22 Walker, Alice, at Reading for I Love Myself When I am Laughing..and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader, (photographer unknown), [circa 1979]
188 23 Walker, Alice and others, Ujamaa Lounge Reception for One Child of One's Own, (Photographer unknown), March 8, 1979
188 24 Walker, Alice, Kate Millet, Gloria Steinem, and others, unidentified event, (photographer unknown), [circa late 1970s/1980s]
188 25 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, at parade in unknown location, (photographer unknown), [circa late 1970s/1980s]
188 26 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), [circa 1980s]
188 27 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, unidentified awards ceremony, (Mark Castantini, photographer), [circa 1980s]
188 28 Walker, Alice and unidentified other, unidentified event, (Sara Krulwich, photographer), [circa 1980s]
188 29 Walker, Alice and others, at [book signing], (photographer unknown), [circa 1980s]
188 30 Walker, Alice, Daniel Ortega, and others, in Nicaragua, (Unid de Fotogratia), [circa 1980s]
189 1 Walker, Alice, Angela Davis, and Maxine Waters, Winnie Mandela Concert, (Sean Reynolds, photographer), [circa 1980s]
189 2 Walker, Alice and Robert Allen, [at reading for Horses Make the Landscape More Beautiful] (Lynda Koolish, photographer), [circa 1980s]
189 3 Walker, Alice, [at reading for The Color Purple], (Linda Koolish, photographer), [circa 1980s]
189 4 Walker, Alice, undentified event, (photographer unknown), [circa 1980s]
189 5 Walker, Alice, Belvie Rooks, and others, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), [circa 1980s]
189 6 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, lecture on Zora Neale Hurston at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), [circa 1980]
189 7 Walker, Alice, Ruth Walker, and unidentified others, at "Welcome Home" Ceremony sponsored by the Legion, (photographer unknown), April 1980
189 8 Walker, Alice, Lynn Ballard, and others, Black Women's Forum in [Houston, Texas], November 17th, [1980]
189 9 Walker, Alice, Tillie Olsen, and others, [an outdoor reading], (photographer unknown), [1981]
189 10 Walker, Alice, 2nd Annual Women's Cultural Festival near Yosemite, California, (photographer unknown), September, 1981
OP78 Walker, Alice and Ernest Gaines, at a book party for The Color Purple, (Kaz Tsuruta, photographer), 1982
189 11 Walker, Alice, Joyce Wellman, and others, at book signing for the Color Purple in Washington, D.C., (Sharon C. Farmer, photographer), 1982
189 12 Walker, Alice, Mary Helen Washington, and others, Color Purple book party, (photographer unknown), October 1982
189 13 Walker, Alice, Rebecca Walker, and others, National Book Awards, (Donna Cesare and Nancy Crampton, photographers), [1983]
189 14 Walker, Alice, Tillie Olsen, Paule Marshall, and others, Trip to China, (photographer unknown), 1983 [1 of 2]
189 15 Walker, Alice, Tillie Olsen, Paule Marshall, and others, Trip to China, (photographer unknown), 1983 [2 of 2]
189 16 Walker, Alice, Reading at San Francisco County Jail, (Gary Wong, photographer), December 14, 1983
189 17 Walker, Alice, Barbara Christian, Mary Helen Washington,and Paule Marshall, "The Sisterhood" at a reception at the University of California at Berkeley, (Ron Delany, photographer), [1984]
189 18 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, [Trip to England], (photographer unknown), [1985]
190 1 Walker, Alice, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and others, set of the film The Color Purple, (photographer unknown), [1985]
OP79 Walker, Alice, on the set of The Color Purple, (Gordon Parks, photographer), Summer 1985
OP80 Set of The Color Purple, (photographer unknown), [1985]
190 2 Walker, Alice, at reading in Albuquerque, New Mexico, (Margaret Randall, photographer), 1985
190 3 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, at L.A. Premiere of The Color Purple, (photographer unknown), 1985
190 4 Walker, Alice and Robert Allen, trip to Sedona, Arizona, (photographer unknown), March 1985
190 5 Walker, Alice, Susan Griffin, Maya Angelou, and others, at Anti-Apartheid demonstration at the University of California Berkeley, (photographer unknown), July 11, 1985
190 6 Walker, Alice, at Art Pocket Book event in New York, (photographer unknown), October 7, 1985
190 7 Walker, Alice, Rebecca Walker, and Robert Allen, New York Premiere of The Color Purple, (photographer unknown), December 11, 1985
190 8 Walker, Alice and Robert Allen, Trip to Bali, (photographer unknown), 1986
190 9 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and other, Color Purple event, (photographer unknown), February 1986
190 10 Dapne, David, Anya, and others, unidentified event, (photographer unknown), July 1986
190 11 Zenaida, Christian, Ruth and Lisa, Prison Inmate Theatre Program, (photographer unknown), August 1986
190 12 Walker, Alice and Tonya Richardson, Sisterfire in Atlanta, Georgia, [circa 1987]
190 13 Walker, Alice, Julius E. Coles, and Sweet Honey in the Rock, and others, at Sisterfire in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographers unknown), [1987]
190 14 Walker, Alice, Sandra Shelton, and others, Sisterfire in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), [circa 1987]
190 15 Walker, Alice, at Sisterfire in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), [circa 1987]
190 16 Walker, Alice, Rebecca Walker, and others, visit to Yalape, Mexico, (photographer unknown), 1987
190 17 Walker, Alice, Jesse Jackson, and others, "Free South Africa" Movement Rally in Los Angeles, (photographer unknown), [1987]
190 18 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, on the way to a book party for Septima Clark at Oakland Museum, (photographer unknown), February 1987
190 19 Walker, Ruth and others, the Color Purple Ball, (photographer unknown), May 25, 1987
190 20 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, Port Chicago Protest Rally in Concord, Chicago,(Jon McNally and Belvie Rooks, photographer), June 12, 1987
OP81 Walker, Alice, and Robert Allen, Port Chicago Protest Rally in Concord, Chicago, (photographer unknown), June 12, 1987
191 1 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, Visit to Jung's Retreat in Bolligen, Switzerland, (Robert Allen, photographer), Spring 1987
191 2 Walker, Alice, Jesse Jackson, and others, Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign in Mendocino, California, (photographer unknown), Spring 1988
191 3 Walker, Alice, Catherine Deeter, and others, at the To Hell with Dying book party at Exploratorium in San Francisco, (photographer unknown), May 14, 1988
191 4 Walker, Alice, Tom Files, and Jesse Jackson at Mendocino High School in Mendocino, California, (photographer unknown), May 14, 1988
191 5 Walker, Alice, Mamie Walker, and other, "Mamie's Visit," (photographer unknown), June 1988
191 6 Walker, Alice, Ester Hernandez, and Robert Allen, Ester's Opening, (photographer unknown), June 1988
191 7 Walker, Alice, Rebecca Walker, and Robert Allen, visit to [England/Ireland], (photographer unknown), [circa 1989]
191 8 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, Book signing at Charis Bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), May 1989
191 9 Walker, Alice, Jesse Jackson, June Jordan, and others, Nora Astoraga Leadership Awards Dinner in New York City, (photographer unknown), October 1989
191 10 Walker, Alice, Maria Anastasopulon, [event at University of Athens, Greece], (photographer unknown), November 17, 1989
191 11 Walker, Alice and Robert Allen, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, (photographer unknown), [circa late 1980s, early 1990s]
OP82 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and unidentified others, at an unidentified [conference], (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 12 Walker, Alice and Pratibha Parmar, [unknown panel], (Benham Studio Gallery, photographer), [circa 1990s]
191 13 Walker, Alice, Susan Griffin, and Maxine Hong Kingston, University of California at Berkeley, (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 14 Walker, Alice, Michigan Women's Music Festival, (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 15 Walker, Alice, Howard Zinn, and others, (Jean Weisinger, photographer), [circa 1990s]
191 16 Walker, Alice and B.B. King, "Arsenio Hall Show," (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 17 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, Book signing at unknown location, (Susan J. Ross, photographer), [circa 1990s]
191 18 Walker, Alice, and others, Group Discussion, (A. Navitel, photographer), [circa 1990s]
191 19 Walker, Alice, William Poy, and others, [Trip to Mexico], (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 20 Walker, Alice, Tracy Chapman, and others, Yosemite National Park in California, (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 21 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 22 Walker, Alice and others, [book signing], (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 23 Walker, Alice, Zelie Duvauchelle, and others, Ke Nani Kai Resort in Molokai, Hawaii, (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 24 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and other, Trip to [Mexico], (photographer unknown), [circa 1990s]
191 25 Walker, Alice, Rosa Parks, Ruby Dee, and others, at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts, Eatonville, Florida, (photographer unknown), January 25-28, 1990
191 26 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, HueMan store benefit dinner at Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado, (David Naylor, photographer), April 7, 1990
191 27 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, Sonia Sanchez, and others, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Dinner, in Philadelphia, (photographer unknown), May 8, 1990
191 28 Walker, Alice, Borders Bookstore reading with Gwendolyn Brooks for Black Writers Conference, (photographer unknown), October 20, [1990?]
191 29 Walker, Alice, and others, Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, (Book & Wings Bookplace, photographer), April 18, 1991
OP83 Walker, Alice, at the "Risin' Up Live" Concert in Berkeley, California, (Jean Weisinger, photographer), April 1992
191 30 Walker, Alice, Deborah Matthews, and others, Possessing the Secret of Joy program in London, (photographer unknown), October 1992
191 31 Walker, Alice and others, in [Senegal, West Africa], (photographer unknown), November 1992
191 32 Walker, Alice, and Marlon Riggs, at Frederick Douglass Awards at Lake Merritt Park Boathouse, (photographer unknown), November 15, 1992
191 33 Walker, Alice and unknown others, unknown event, (photographer unknown), May 1993
191 34 Walker, Alice, Tracy Chapman, and others, Alice Walker's 50th Birthday Party at Khan Toke Restaurant in San Francisco, (photographer unknown), February 9, 1994
191 35 Patterson, Louise Thompson, Jean Weisinger, and unidentified other, at Louise Thompson Patterson's 93rd Birthday Celebration, (Jean Weisinger, photographer), September 1994
191 36 Walker, Alice, Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, and others, Spelman College Commencement and Honorary Degree Ceremony, (Bud Smith, photographer), May 22, 1995
191 37 Walker, Alice, Fidel Castro, Angela Davis, and others, Palace de la Revolution in Havana, Cuba, (Companera, photographer), September 1995
191 38 Walker, Alice and Haki Madhubuti, National Black Writers Conference at Chicago State University, (photographer unknown), October 21, 1995
191 39 Walker, Alice and unidentified individual, at the Book Passage, Corte Madera, California, (photographer unknown), 1996
191 40 Walker, Alice, Women and Children First book signing in Chicago, (photographer unknown), February 21, 1996
192 1 Walker, Alice and others, in [Ghana], (Pratibha Parmar, photographer), April, 1996
192 2 Walker, Alice, Robert Allen, and others, San Francisco Bay Book Festival, (Najib Joe Hakim, photographer), November 2, 1996
192 3 Walker, Alice and others, "The Moment of Birth"/Birth of Godson, (photographer unknown), December 17, 1996
192 4 Walker, Alice and Zelie Duvauchelle, at the Drum Conference in Sausalito, (photographer unknown), 1997
192 5 Boke, Sophia and others, Circumcision and Female Genital Mutiliation Initiation, (Julius?, photographer), [1997]
192 6 Walker, Alice, Pratibha Parmar, and others, Trip to Grand Canyon/"Running the Colorado," (photographer unknown), 1997
192 7 Davis, Angela, Gloria Steinem, and others, at Foundations for a Compassionate Society Conference, (Jane Steig Parson, photographer), 1997
192 8 Walker, Alice and June Jordan, National Black Gay and Lesbian Forum in Long Beach, California, (photographer unknown), February 1997
192 9 Walker, Alice and others, Park Institute Center for Spirituality, New Orleans, Louisiana, (photographer unknown), April 24, 1997
192 10 Walker, Alice, Ruth Walker, and others, Agnes Scott College Commencement, (photographer unknown), May 1997
192 11 Walker, Alice, Johnnetta B. Cole, Rudolph Byrd, and others, Charter Ceremony for the Alice Walker Literary Society at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, (Susan Ross, photographer unknown), May 17, 1997 [1 of 3]
192 12 Walker, Alice, Johnnetta B. Cole, Rudolph Byrd, and others, Charter Ceremony for the Alice Walker Literary Society at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, (Susan Ross, photographer unknown), May 17, 1997 [2 of 3]
192 13 Walker, Alice, Johnnetta B. Cole, Rudolph Byrd, and others, Charter Ceremony for the Alice Walker Literary Society at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, (Susan Ross, photographer unknown), May 17, 1997 [3 of 3]
192 14 Walker, Alice, Gloria Steinem, and others, Ms. Foundation 25th Anniversary, New York City, (Jennifer Warburg, photographer), May 29, 1997
192 15 Walker, Alice and others, Tubman Museum Award Ceremony in Macon, Georgia, (Chi Ezekwueche, photographer), October 24, 1997
192 16 Walker, Alice, Jill Nuvakavna, and others at University of Hawaii (photographer unknown), March 11, 1998
192 17 Walker, Alice, Provost Lou Ann K. Simons, event at the Presidents home at Michigan State University, (photographer unknown), March 31, 1998
192 18 Walker, Alice and unidentified person, Bioneers Conference, (Jan Mangan, photographer), October 2000
192 19 Walker, Alice and Hyun Kyung Chung, at reading for Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth, (photographer unknown), [circa 2000s]
192 20 Walker, Alice and others, Midwives Conference in Florida, (photographers unknown), [circa 2000s]
192 21 Walker, Alice and Tavis Smiley, Tavis Smiley Show, (PhotoVision Inc., photographer), [circa 2000s]
192 22 Walker, Alice, Rudolph Byrd, Randall Burkett, and others, at Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), [circa 2000s]
192 23 Walker, Alice, Gloria Steinem, and others, unidentified event, (Jenny Warburg, photographer), [circa 2000s]
192 24 Walker, Alice, Zelie, and others, "The Cleanse" in Hawaii, (photographer unknown), [circa 2000s]
192 25 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, at Reading in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), [circa 2000s]
193 1 Walker, Zelie and others, Trip to Amazon, (photographer unknown), May 2000
193 2 Walker, Alice, Danny Glover, and others, "Justice Not Vengeance" Rally in California, (photographer unknown), 2001
193 3 Walker, Alice and others, QAF Conference in San Francisco, (Lieve Shelling, photographer), June 2001
193 4 Unidentified protestors, Rally Against War in Iraq, (photographer unknown), October 2001
193 5 Walker, Alice and Others, The Langston Hughes: International Symposium and Celebration of the Birth of Langston Hughes Centennial in Lawrence, Kansas, (Aaron Paden, photographer), January 2, 2002
OP84 Walker, Alice, at book signing in [Lawrence, Kansas], (Shakira Jackson, photographer), January/February 2002
193 6 Walker, Alice and Valerie Boyd, Zora Hurston Salon in Berkeley, California, (photographer unknown), February 8, 2002
193 7 Walker, Alice and others, Japanese Speaking Tour, (Iris Nelson, photographer), 2003
193 8 Unidentified Protestors, Mass march and Rally to "Stop the War On Iraq" (photographer unknown), February 16, 2003
193 9 Walker, Alice, Tessa Watt, and others, Lecture/Reading at Brentwood School, (photographer unknown), December 9, 2003
193 10 Walker, Alice, Hyung Kyun, and others, Trip to Korea, (photographer unknown), June 2004
193 11 Walker, Alice, Women's Council, and William Lee, Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), September 2004
193 12 Walker, Alice, Evelyn White, and others, opening of the musical The Color Purple in Atlanta, Georgia, (photographer unknown), September 23, 2004
193 13 Walker, Fred, Bobby Walker, and others, Walker Family Reunion, (photographer unknown), July 2, 2005
193 14 Walker, Alice, Rudolph Byrd, and others, Solstice Party, (photographer unknown), December 2005
193 15 Walker, Alice, Rudolph Byrd, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and others, New York Premiere of The Color Purple, December 1, 2005
193 16 Walker, Alice and others, Sangha! Gathering, (photographer unknown), 2006
193 17 Walker, Alice, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, and others, California Hall of Fame Ceremony, (photographer unknown), 2007
193 18 Walker, Alice, Martin Luther King Convocation at the University of California at Santa Cruz, (photographer unknown), January 2007
193 19 Walker, Alice and unidentified others, reburial of Sallie Montgomery Walker, (photographer unknown), September 20, 2007
251 16 Walker, Alice and others, Mu Sacred Union Ceremony, Temple Jook, Philo, California, (photographer unknown) June 30, 2007 [includes invitation]
251 17 Walker, Alice at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, (Susan J Ross photographer), April 2009
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