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but she also came to Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and did anthropological field work which has been archived at the United States Library of Congress.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation returns to the St. Helena Branch Library for continuation of the “Gullah/Geechee Living Story” series. This special histo-musical presentation and lecture will be part of the Beaufort County Big Read of Zora Neale Hurston’s, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Come out and bring the family!