Special Events and Dialogues

A Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston

October 21, 2017

In the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston, novelist, student of anthropologist Franz Boas, and fixture in the Harlem Renaissance, filmed African American communities in the rural South, influencing her novels and plays. Join us for a screening of this pioneering footage and a conversation on Hurston’s influence on American anthropology with anthropologists and filmmakers John L. Jackson, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania), Deborah Thomas (University of Pennsylvania), and Sam Pollard (New York University).

Co-presented by the New York University Center for Media, Culture and History