The Black Luminary Society invites Brooklyn Public Library patrons to join in a two-part series celebrating the life and legacy of literary ancestor, Zora Neale Hurston and the recently released book Barracoon.

Part 1 - Sunday, February 17

- In celebration of Women’s History Month attendees will engage in a historical overview of Zora Neale Hurston’s life; celebrating her many achievements as a folklorist, anthropologist, writer and independent artist. This session will be a reflection on her accomplishments and challenges and what we can learn from her legacy as a Black cultural luminary.

Cathleen Antoine-Abiala and Régine Romain, the Black Luminary Society founders, will lead participants in an interactive journey exploring literature, personal histories, music, and folk traditions using various forms of technology and social media platforms. This experience is open to the public, with a special invitation to educators, teaching artists, and school administrators.

*Pick up a copy of the book in the Information Commons to participate in the book discussion.

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