Hurston on the Horizon: Past, Present and Future
A National Endowment for the Humanities Virtual Summer Institute on the works of Zora Neale Hurston to take place July 11-30, 2021.
About the Institute
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January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s American South and published research on hoodoo and Vodou. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937.
This summer, 25 scholars selected for an NEH Summer Institute will convene for an educational research collaboration hosted by The Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas. …
The 32nd Annual Zora Neale Hurston® Festival of the Arts and Humanities opens with a virtual birthday party in honor of the 130th Birthday of famed Eatonville native and Harlem Renaissance writer, fol…
Examining our past can provide clues on how to avoid problems we’ve already encountered. For Zora Neale Hurston scholar and associate professor of English and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Ay…
// Tuesday, July 13, 2021 // 2:00 – 3:30 pm CDT // Zoom // A panel of national scholars will discuss ongoing recovery projects on Zora Neale Hurston and new projects devoted to sustaining her legacy. …
Public Webinars Dates and Times TBD To sustain and expand the work of the summer institute, public webinars will feature Valerie Boyd (Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the U…
Project on the history of black writing (HBW)
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