This spring the Zora Neale Hurston Speaker Series will co-sponsor two events. The first is Focus on the Gulf 2023, a collaboration with FAMU focused on fostering longstanding interdisciplinary connections across FAMU and FSU. Reserve Thursday, April 13 to attend at Turnbull Conference Center. For more information, contact Kassie Ernst, Florida State University (FSU) Gulf Scholars Program (GSP) Director.
Zora Neale Hurston Speaker Series
The FSU Zora Neale Hurston Speaker Series features scholars, artists, and leaders whose work points the way to a better future for all. The series takes inspiration from the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). Hurston’s groundbreaking anthropological research, filmmaking, audio recordings, and creative writing documented and imagined new possibilities for Black life throughout Florida, the United States, and the Caribbean. Yet her contributions only received the full recognition they merit after her death. In honoring Hurston’s legacy, this speaker series supports and promotes the work of talented people from marginalized communities so that the FSU community can learn from and engage in their work today.