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Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

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Title

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

Subject

Biography, Documentary, History
African American Women Authors

Description

"Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun" intersperses insights from leading scholars and rare footage of the rural South (some of it shot by Zora herself) with re-enactments of a revealing 1943 radio interview. Hurston biographer, Cheryl Wall, traces Zora's unique artistic vision back to her childhood in Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black incorporated town in the U.S. There Zora was surrounded by proud, self-sufficient, self-governing black people, deeply immersed in African American folk traditions. Her father, a Baptist preacher, carpenter and three times mayor, reminded Zora every Sunday morning that ordinary black people could be powerful poets. Her mother encouraged her to "jump at de' sun," never to let being black and a woman stand in the way of her dreams.
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Creator

Pollard, Samuel

Source

Grant 07-QRG-01

Publisher

Bay Bottom News

Date

2008

Contributor

Humanities Council in AL, LA, DC, NY, MD, SC, NC, and TN, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Southern Humanities Media Fund, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Rights

Copyright 2008 Pollard, Sam.

Format

DVD

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Identifier

01.SM/PL.2007
576

Coverage

Florida

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Duration

1:24:00

Compression

MPEG-2

Producer

Anderson, Kristy

Director

Pollard, Samuel

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