Zora Neale Hurston: Queen of the Harlem Renaissance
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During the Harlem Renaissance, prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston got her start, trailblazing a career that would leave a lasting impact on Black and American culture. In this program, Zora scholar and author Rae Chesny discusses this amazing legacy, including Zora’s fewer known contributions to the field of anthropology while exploring Zora’s life and work.
This program is presented by Rae Chesny and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About the Program Presenter
Rae Chesny is an award-winning social education expert, author, Johns Hopkins University Literary Consultant, and Zora Neale Hurston Scholar. Each year, she splits her time researching, writing about, and presenting literary great Zora Neale Hurston while writing her own titles of poetry, folklore, fiction, and creative fiction. Rae is a 2021 Baldwin House Urban Writer in Residence. She also served as the keynote speaker for the 2021 YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region Empowerment Symposium. Rae’s work has been published in Harness Magazine, and she has been featured in Made Magazine, Insider, and in several news stories. Her forthcoming book Dear Zora chronicles her journey into becoming a Zora scholar through research and travels while developing a love for the prolific writer in letter form conversations. The title will be released in January 2022. For more on Rae, visit raechesny.com.