For Women’s History Month, “American Black Journal” is celebrating African American women trailblazers like the late author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, whose accomplishments have paved the way for future generations of African Americans.
African American author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston has been regarded as one of the best writers of the 20th Century, with her works primarily centered around African American life in the South. Today her legacy continues to spread across the globe with the help of author and scholar Rae Chesny, also known as ‘The Zora Girl.’
Henderson talks with Rae Chesny, who is currently writing “Dear Zora” and travels the world lecturing and presenting her research on Hurston. Chesny shares more about the interest she’s taken in telling Hurston’s story as well as the inspiration she found from Hurston’s life for her own writings.
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