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Alice Walker

5 MAKERS Share Stories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy is a powerful and far-reaching one, extending way beyond his short life. His leadership moved a generation to do... Read More »

Zadie Smith Talks Writing, Women and Feminism With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Before Beyoncé projected feminism across the global stage last year, authors Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche were penning their own very dis... Read More »

Oh, So THAT'S Why Wikipedia Removed all the Women From Its List of American Novelists...

By Danica Lo In late 2013, a reporter at the New York Times made a startling observation: that Wikipedia had gradually started removing women authors... Read More »

Toni Morrison Schools Stephen Colbert on Race

83-year-old award-winning author Toni Morrison made a hilarious and enlightening appearance on The Colbert Report on Wednesday. The Presidential Medal... Read More »

Happy Mother's Day! 10 Quotes From MAKERS On Their Mothers

Happy Mother's Day! MAKERS is happy to take this opportunity to honor what it means to be a mother and the impact mothers and motherhood have on the i... Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: What I Learned From My Mother

To mark the beginning of February's Black History Month, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the personal histories of some of our African American... Read More »

New MAKERS: Alice Walker and Meg Whitman

  Today we launched interviews with two new women on MAKERS.com: Alice Walker and Meg Whitman.  Both women are celebrated the world-over in their r... Read More »