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The Living Legacies

living legacies

// 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. N.Y. Nathiri, Executive Director for the Association to Preserve Eatonville Community, will speak about the Zora Neale Hurston Festival Of The Arts And Humanities, a multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event held in Hurston’s hometown.

Carmaletta Williams, Executive Director of the Black Archives of Mid-America and formerly a Professor of English and African American Studies at Johnson County Community College, will speak about her award-winning first-person presentations of Hurston before local and national audiences.

John Lowe, the Barbara Methvin Professor of English at the University of Georgia, will speak about his archival research for his foundational monograph Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston’s Cosmic Comedy and for his ongoing work on other projects.

Maryemma Graham, University Distinguished Professor in the KU Department of English, will speak about the Project on the History of Black Writing, a literary recovery project and public humanities initiative that she has lead since its founding in 1983.

Registration is required and will close on Monday, July 12th. Information on connecting to this online event will be sent out by email on the day before the event.

Click here to register.