Thank You, Alice Walker, for Rescuing Zora Neale Hurston

I recently read Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937).  It is the second time I have picked up this book.  The first time occurred about a decade ago, and I got intimidated and stopped reading.  Sometimes I do that.  I let the first few pages of a book slide through my... Continue Reading →

The African American Experience: Roots and W. E. B. Du Bois

Alex Haley, famous for writing Roots: The Saga of an American Family (1976), searched for identity by tracing his family history. He spent many years inquiring of every African he met the meaning of a few African words passed down from his ancestor Kunta Kinte, who was kidnapped in Africa and sold into slavery in... Continue Reading →

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