Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar Presentation at the Mark Twain House

Ogbar on Zora Neale Hurston

UConn's Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music, Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, will be presenting TONIGHT on "Zora Neale Hurston: You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays."

From The Mark Twain House website:

Spanning more than 35 years of work, the first comprehensive collection of essays, criticism, and articles by the legendary author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, showcasing the evolution of her distinctive style as an archivist and author.

Hurston’s writing articulates the beauty and authenticity of Black life as only she could. Collectively, these essays showcase the roles enslavement and Jim Crow have played in intensifying Black people’s inner lives and culture rather than destroying it. She argues that in the process of surviving, Black people re-interpreted every aspect of American culture–“modif[ying] the language, mode of food preparation, practice of medicine, and most certainly religion.”

This free online event takes place at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 16th. Register at MarkTwainHouse.org/Events/

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