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Virtual Evening with Zora Neale Hurston new book, You Don’t Know Us Negroes
January 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Celebrating Black History in January with an Evening with Zora Neale Hurston Writing and Legacy new upcoming book, You Don’t Know Us Negroes on Wed. January 12, 2022, at 5:30 PM-PST. Virtual Event will be Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Morgan Jerkins. Panelist includes Genevieve West who helped edit the new upcoming book, You Don’t Know Us Negroes by Zora Neale Hurston. New book also features Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Henry Louis Gates Jr. The next Panelist are Patrick Dougher, the artist for the new cover of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and Lucy Ann Hurston – Scholar and niece of Zora Neale Hurston.
This event will kick of black history in January. Celebrating the writing and legacy of Zora Neale Hurston new book, You Don’t Know Us Negroes. Rich in history, literature, and theater this event will celebrate and honor the contributions of Zora Neale Hurston. This new book as well as all of Zora Neale Hurston books have done will continue to inspire the next generation of thinkers, writers, and scholars.
Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event and a hardcover copy of You Don’t Know Us Negroes ($29.99 retail price), as well as sales tax, shipping, and handling (if applicable). Virtual Event Wed. January 12, 2022, at 5:30 PM-PST.
Please contact the hosting bookstore with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!
Zora Neale Hurston
Spanning more than 35 years of work, the first comprehensive collection of essays, criticism, and articles by the legendary author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, showcasing the evolution of her distinctive style as an archivist and author.
“One of the greatest writers of our time.”—Toni Morrison
You Don’t Know Us Negroes is the quintessential gathering of provocative essays from one of the world’s most celebrated writers, Zora Neale Hurston. Spanning more than three decades and penned during the backdrop of the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, Montgomery bus boycott, desegregation of the military, and school integration, Hurston’s writing articulates the beauty and authenticity of Black life as only she could. Collectively, these essays showcase the roles enslavement and Jim Crow have played in intensifying Black people’s inner lives and culture rather than destroying it. She argues that in the process of surviving, Black people re-interpreted every aspect of American culture—”modif the language, mode of food preparation, practice of medicine, and most certainly religion.” White supremacy prevents the world from seeing or completely recognizing Black people in their full humanity and Hurston made it her job to lift the veil and reveal the heart and soul of the race. These pages reflect Hurston as the controversial figure she was—someone who stated that feminism is a mirage and that the integration of schools did not necessarily improve the education of Black students. Also covered is the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman convicted in 1952 for killing her lover, a white doctor.
Demonstrating the breadth of this revered and influential writer’s work, You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays is an invaluable chronicle of a writer’s development and a window into her world and mind.