Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Old Right Zora Neale Hurston

In her honor, links to some old posts of mine. A reminder "that Zora Neale Hurston had written articles against voting rights for Negroes, integration of schools, and the efforts of the Fair Employment Practices Commission to secure jobs for blacks in white firms" — Zora Neale Hurston's Politics. The linguist on the "fervent Republican who would be at home today on Fox News and whose racial pride led her to some unorthodox conclusions" — John H. McWhorter on Zora Neale Hurston. A look at the author who "believed segregation was a good thing, ultimately, in allowing the development of a strong, well-defined black culture that was a good and wonderful thing, which she experienced during her formative years, and which she ceaselessly advocated" — Zora Neale Hurston, Segregationist.

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Blogger laBiscuitnapper said...

I am very appreciative of this post. I knew nothing about this impressive lady - she is of the like strangely absent from the farce that is Black History Month - but I'm going to rectify that situation pretty quickly!

January 19, 2013 at 8:06 AM  

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