Posts tagged Barracoon
The Beauty of Being Seen: Bringing Zora’s Barracoon to Life

In celebration of Black History Month and the contributions of Zora Neale Hurston, the Skirball Cultural Center, in collaboration with The Los Angeles Urban League and the Ebony Repertory Theater, presented "Barracoon: A Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston”. I was able to attend and share my thoughts on what it really means to celebrate Black History Month.

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston (Book Review)

In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Africatown, a small settlement in Georgia, to document the first-hand account of a man named Cudjo Lewis. Barracoon is the culmination of interviews Hurston collected over multiple trips about Lewis' life, including his capture, enslavement, and eventual release.

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