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The story of the last living survivor of the Atlantic slave trade is a high adventure

16 June 2018

9:00 AM

16 June 2018

9:00 AM

Zora Neale Hurston, the African-American novelist-ethnographer, was a luminary of the New Negro Movement, later renamed by American scholars the Harlem Renaissance. ‘Harlemania’ took off in jazz-age New York, as white thrill-seekers danced to Duke Ellington hothouse stomps and enthused over so-called primitive art.

Hurston made a ‘black splash’ of her own in 1920s Harlem.

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