E Eye Pun We: Gullah/Geechee Tribute to Zora Neal Hurston’s Legacy


Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) tribute to author, Zora Neale Hurston.  Sister Zora was born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston and her family moved to Eatonville, Florida when she was a toddler. Eatonville is a rural community near Orlando, FL established in 1887.  Zora Neale Hurston journeyed from there not only to Harlem to become a part of the era now called “The Harlem Renaissance,” but she also came to Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and did anthropological field work which has been archived at the United States Library of Congress.


In this episode of Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) shot at the landmark St. Helena Branch Library, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) brings to life the journey that Zora Neale Hurston took in life and that she took readers through via the pages of the novel which has been chosen for the Beaufort County Big Read, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”  Tune in and enjoy the journey:

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