Zora Neale Hurston's Singing Voice

Monday, November 08, 2010

Zora Neale Hurston may have been an incredible writer, but she wasn't a bad singer either. How do we know? Thanks to a team of archivists who hauled a huge "portable" disc recorder around Florida in the 1930s, we can hear Hurston singing old songs about working-class black Americans during Jim Crow segregation. 

Guests:

Victoria Bond and Tanya Simon

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