Heard on Campus: Alice Walker at the Distinguished Speaker Series

March 23, 2005

"When I lived in Mississippi, the [Ku Klux] Klan was very active, and it was a time of great oppression and apprehension. What kept us going was poetry. When we read poetry, it is like kissing the bruise."
-- Alice Walker, poet, novelist, short-story writer, essayist and biographer, during her Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) presentation Monday (March 21) on the University Park campus. For more information about the DSS, visit http://www.sa.psu.edu/usa/dss/

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