Black History is American history and by failing to remember the good and the bad…future generations lose momentum…
Zora Neale Hurston was an anthropologist, author, and bonafide member of the Harlem Renaissance but died penniless and in obscurity. Roughly 30 years after her death, Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, discovered her writings and a revival of Hurston’s career began and continues today. Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is one of the most widely read novels in high schools across the U.S. Her writings captured Black life in a unique style and from a feminine perspective. Hurston reminds us that sometimes our contributions won’t get the recognition they deserve, but do them anyways! Someone is going to make sure they are not forgotten!