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Archive for Thursday, May 3, 2018



Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston is finally being released

Almost a century after publishers rejected it, a book by Eatonville writer Zora Neale Hurston is finally being released. In 1931, six years before her acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God was published, Hurston made the rounds with a manuscript called Barracoon. It focused on her interview with one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. Cudjo Lewis was born in the West African country of Benin. As a teenager, he was taken prisoner and held for weeks with other captives in a barracoon a slave pen. Eventually he and more than 100 others were sold and put on a slave ship bound for Alabama. This was 1860. The international slave trade had been illegal ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly



Exploding Airbags Cause Recalls in Central Florida

Car dealers in central Florida are warning vehicle owners to check to see if their cars are part of a sweeping recall. Summer weather in the state could cause the faulty airbags to explode.
Published in Health