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Zora Neale Hurston: celebrated in Central Florida but “a marginal figure in the everyday teaching of American literature,” says Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo: US Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

Intersection: Khalil Gibran Muhammad On Zora’s Contribution To American History

Eatonville celebrates the life of Zora Neale Hurston this week. Zora Festival is in its 28th year, and culminates with an outdoor festival of the arts next weekend. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will be at the festival, talking about how America needs to do more to recognize the contribution of Black Americans like Hurston to the history and culture of this country.
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