studiomuseum: “The New Yorker highlights Carl Van Vechten’s timeless photographs of the African American experience in Harlem. Images: Top: Zora Neale Hurston, 1940 Row two: L: Leontyne Price, 1953 R:.
Alice Malsenior Walker (b Feb American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, & activist. Wrote critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple 1982 for which Walker won National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize
Zora Neale Hurston, Writer “Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” - Dust Tracks on Road by Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alic