Aug. 21, 2020

How Does It Feel To Be A Colored Me: Zora Neale Hurston

Sometimes I feel like at important times in our current period of confusion and sometimes community delusion. We need to hear the words of the intellectual giants of our African American past. It to me is called back up to the door and uplifts my soul history. Well, on this day I felt the need to be aboard my ship of consciousness the words of Zora Neale Hurston. I live in Florida now and I feel a strong kinship to this remarkable woman. Who's brilliance was hidden away during her life and had to be discovered after her passing. Why? Simply because of the color of her skin and hatred that consumed a Jim Crow White America that ignored almost every aspect of African American genius. Zora Neale Hurston cut against the grain of normalcy. Zora wanted so much more for our communities than what white society had offered. Zora bucked the Brown vs. Board of Education decision because she didn't feel the need to kowtow to society standards regarding integration. Listen to Zora’s writing about the awareness of her identity beginning at 13 and maturating through the years.