Jan. 7, 2019

JoeSmokeBlackThoughts Salutes Zora Neale Hurston On The Celebration Of Her Birthday

Born January 7, 1891, 128 years ago today
Letter To the Editor
Orlando Sentinel
August 11, 1955
The Blackman Reads Our Black History Aloud

Ancestor Zora Neale Hurston was a remarkable intellectual whose anthropological​ finding related​ to our black ancestors from the south was ground-breaking. Zora Neale Hurston's findings uncovered the layers of black folk-art history that layered the incredible period of the Harlem Renaissance. Today, I salute Zora Neale Hurston by reading her historic Letter to the Editor of the Orlando Sentinel written August 11, 1955.