American Experience

Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A Space

Season 35 Episode 2 | 1h 52m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

Meet the influential author and key figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Also a trained anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston collected folklore throughout the South and Caribbean — reclaiming, honoring and celebrating Black life on its own terms.

Aired: 01/17/23

Expires: 01/16/26

Rating: TV-14

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