Inspiring. Mayor at 24!

Svante Myrick in January 2012 became Ithaca, NY's youngest mayor and its first Mayor of African-American heritage to hold the office. At he is one of the youngest mayors in US history and one of the few to be popularly elected by city-wide vote.

Zora Neale Hurston - "What white publishers won't print" (essay)

What White Publishers Won't Print

Zora Neale Hurston's essay, "What White Publishers Won't Print" discusses the lack of average black people appearing in literature and film.

African American Woman Architect Gives Back to Motivate More Minority Interest in the Field--Dina Griffin

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 2012 -- Dina Griffin is an African American female architect. She knows that she was the black woman to become a

Vernice Armour  America's First African American Female Combat Pilot

Vernice Armour America's First African American Female Combat Pilot - a total badass!

Rosa Parks in her pearls

ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall.

Jonah's Gourd Vine, by Zora Neale Hurston..  Philadelphia/London: J.B. Lippincott Company. Very Good+ in Good dj. 1934. First Edition. gift inscription on ffep and one-time owner's name in ink at bottom of rear pastedown; author's first novel and first published book.. Jacket blurbs from Carl Van Vechten and Fannie Hurst, the latter also supplying the book's introduction..  Listed by ReadInk.  #harlemrenaissance

Jonah's Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston - First Edition - 1934 - from ReadInk and

A rare newspaper interview with Zora Neale Hurston written in her time, published when she was bursting on the literary scene in the

Vintage Photos: African American Portraits  Ladies Reading Club group, 1914

Here's another batch of these from Joseph Pennell. Previous set here . Ladies Reading Club group, 1914 Portrait of Francis.

zora neale hurston and money matters

Zora Neale Hurston and Money Matters

I love myself when I am laughing - A Zora Neale Hurston reader

I Love Myself When I am Laughing ... by Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston's 1979 anthology, I Love Myself When I am Laughing . was edited and introduced by novelist and essayist Alice Walker.

Book Cover for ‘The Life of Zora Neale Hurston’ Zora Neale...

fyblackwomenart: “ Book Cover for ‘The Life of Zora Neale Hurston’ Zora Neale Hurston was confident, charismatic, and determined to be extraordinary.As a young woman, Hurston lived and wrote alongside.

Zora Neale Hurston was a author. Lived from  (1891-1960). best known for the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. was one of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance. she was involved with the creative era in black society. She was a creator of good literature.

From a cottage on the shores of the Indian River, Zora Neale Hurston created some of her most memorable work. American Florida and Alabama folklorist, anthropologist, and author.