ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker has accepted an invitation to speak at the University of Michigan next year after the school withdrew an earlier offer.
The University of Michigan's Center for the Education of Women retracted its invitation for "The Color Purple" author to speak at a 50th anniversary event next year. Walker says it was based on her advocacy of boycotting Israel.
Walker posted word of the acceptance on her blog.
The Michigan Daily and MLive.com report she'll speak at the biennial Zora Neale Hurston Lecture for the department of Afroamerican and African Studies. It's scheduled to take place Nov. 5, 2014 and is co-sponsored by the Michigan's Center for the Education of Women.
"The Color Purple" was a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1983.
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