Saturday, February 9, 2013
February 9-10, 2013: Crowd-sourced Remembering
[Last year, to honor Black History Month—which was created by my first Memory Day nominee!—, I remembered amazing African American writers: Lucille Clifton, Harlem Renaissance authors, Anna Julia Cooper, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and David Walker. This year, I have focused on complex and compelling historical conversations. This crowd-sourced post is drawm from the responses and suggestions of fellow Black History- and AmericanStudiers—please add yours below!]
Matt Goguen suggests, “Zora Neale Hurston, not only for her most known work Their Eyes Were Watching God but for her extensive work with the WPA during the Great Depression and cultural/folklore fieldwork.”
Next series starts Monday,
PS. Thoughts you’d add to these?