Zora Neale Hurston

Florida Frontiers “Zora Neale Hurston at the Rossetter House Museum”

The Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens, 1320 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie, is hosting the presentation “Zora in Brevard,” Saturday, March 4, at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The $15 ticket includes a discussion about Zora Neale Hurston’s life and work, a portrayal by actress Lila Marie Hicks, and a tour of the Rossetter House. Reservations are available at 321-254-9855.

Florida Frontiers “The 28th annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities”

The 28th annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities was held January 21-29.

The event was presented by the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, and included a series of presentations called “Communities Conference: Civic Conversations Concerning 21st Century American Life in Communities of Color” in venues at Rollins College and Eatonville.

Florida Frontiers “Zora Neale Hurston and Voodoo”

Last week, a conference called “Tracing the Caribbean Footprints of Zora Neale Hurston: A 125th Birthday Commemorative Cruise” was held aboard the cruise ship Freedom of the Seas, with private tours in Haiti and Jamaica.

The conference cruise was sponsored by the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community. That organization is dedicated to the preservation of the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the United States and the memory of its most famous resident, writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston.

Florida Frontiers “Black History Month Exhibit"

February is Black History Month.

A new exhibit at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science in Cocoa is recognizing the accomplishments of two internationally known Floridians with strong local ties.

On display are panels featuring rare photographs, letters, and information about educator, activist, and civil rights martyr Harry T. Moore; and writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. A video component produced by the Florida Historical Society includes commentary from scholars and oral history interviews with friends and relatives.

Reflections from ZORA!

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Reflections from ZORA! Celebrating 25 Years of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities

Established in 1887, the town of Eatonville, Florida, is the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the United States. Writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and .30s, claimed Eatonville as her hometown. Since 1990, the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community (P.E.C.) has presented the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities. This book features selected presentations made at the festival over the past quarter century, and other reflections from this important cultural event.

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