Ethel Pitts Walker .com
This web site chronicles Dr. Ethel Louise Pitts Walker's career, offers a primer for the February 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library exhibition of her papers and memorabilia plus supplies booking info for her "Am I Still African" traveling lecture. She sees herself as grandmother, mother, wife, educator, scholar and professional theatre artist - most likely in that order.
Professor Ethel Pitts Walker's full length professional legacy interview coming soon
Dr. Ethel Pitts Walker, class of 1993, presided over the 10th anniversary tribute to the African-American Family Monument on River Street...Walker spoke on the dedication and significance of Jordan’s work and the work that must be done moving forward. “We are the children of those who chose to survive and we owe a tremendous debt to that family that lived on the monument,” Walker said.
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On March 6, 1999 Dr. Walker spoke for the National Black Touring Circuit's "Ed Bullins Retrospective" at New York City's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The former Miss. Pitts spoke at the Lincoln University of Missouri 2011 homecoming event that renamed the traditional "Stagecrafter" home after her mentor Dr. Thomas D. Pawley
Mrs. Walker spoke at the unveiling of the Tommie Smith & John Carlos statue
A former San Francisco Arts Commissioner, selected past accomplishments include: Voted as one of four 2008 University of Missouri
College of Arts & Science Distinguished Alumna and a National Black Theatre Festival 2001 Living Legend. This Black Theatre Network
two term Founding President was also a CA Educational Theatre Association and CA Legislative Action Coalition for Arts Education former
President. In 1999 the American College Theatre Festival honored Walker with its Theatre in Excellence Award plus she was inducted
into the national Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame in 2000. Featured on the cover of Black Masks’ July/August 2000 issue,
in 2002 Dr. Walker was inducted into The College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
Ethel has authored several plays and articles in addition to two books. With numerous directing credits, not the least of which being
AADC’s Can I Speak For You Brother?, she served as dramaturge for Theatre Works’ production of Old Settler.
Perhaps the Campus' strongest public speaker, during her tenure at San José State, Dr. Walker was the University's 150th year "Outstanding Professor"
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS OF THE
by Bob Watson - Thursday, September 29, 2011
Woodie King, Jr. presentation
ceremony program link coming soon
In the NEWS
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