Exhibition & Conference
September 8 - December 2, 2007 Spencer Museum of Art
The University of Kansas
Aaron Douglas:
African American Modernist
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Book Discussion & Film Series

October 11

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
Discussion leader Beverly Mack, Professor of African Studies, KU

Film: Zora Neale Hurston: A Heart with Room for Every Joy
"I have the strength to walk my own path, no matter how hard, in my search for reality, and not cling to the splendid wagon of desperate illusions." A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a truly exquisite narrative talent. This illuminating biography of Hurston -a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity- examines the rich legacy of her writings, which include "Mules and Men," "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Tell My Horse," and "Dust Tracks on a Road." Interviews with Lucy Anne Hurston, Zora's niece and author of the bibliography Speak, So You Can Speak Again, and with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, are featured. The program amply demonstrates that Hurston truly had, as it said in her high school yearbook, "A heart with room for every joy." 42 minutes.