Alice Walker Reads From "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Subject: Arts / Literature / Civil Rights
Themes: Women's Rights The Arts Education Civil Rights 20th Century
Age groups: High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Video

2012 was the 75th anniversary of the publication of Zora Neale Hurston´s beautiful novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Here, Alice Walker reads from the book at an event from The Green Space, New York Public Radio´s open gathering place. The event took place on March 28, 2012.

From the description of the video:

After 75 years, Zora Neale Hurston's novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," still resonates in the hearts and minds of contemporary audiences, but it had particular significance for black women writers and artists who were working at the time of its rediscovery. The Greene Space convened three luminaries who are all intimately connected to the novel -- Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Dee -- to share their stories and describe how they saw Janie and Zora's horizons on their own journeys. Zora Neale Hurston's niece Lucy Anne Hurston, author of Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, served as the evening's moderator.