April 9th, 2008
Zora Neale Hurston
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  • Dr. L. Renee Dankerlin

    Thank you for making this history available to the public. I hope that women will see it in particular.

  • Marlene J Marsh

    I was inthralled with the life of this women. She truly was a free spirit. Like many great artist, she was not wealth until after her death—–that is in money only. She had great wealth of heart, talent and spirit. I wish I had known her in her life time but then again I would love to know Alice Walker and she was from my hometown in Ga. Maybe one day I can meet her.

  • Robert McDaniel

    Thanks PBS. ” A People Without A History Will Die or Repeat It”

  • Dion M. Harris

    PBS: Thanks so much for this complete and candid profile of Zora Neale Hurston, an African-American woman writer, who was far before her time. What a pleasure it was to stumble across this “American Experience” episode tonight!

  • Linda Ridge Johnson

    Thank you, thank you, and thank you! PBS has succeeded in presenting something good on many levels (historical, social, scientific, psychological, personal, economic, spiritual, musical, literary, political & intellectual!). I wish Ken Burns would follow your lead – do one of his great projects on black history w/ heroes, sheroes, scoundrels and regular folk that comprise the black community.
    As you can tell, you have made one black woman very happy tonight. I will definitely purchase this film. Thanks again for an enjoyable lesson that is part of my own history!

    QC Microbiologist-San Diego, CA Age-61 years

  • joseph

    I am highly upset. None of this footage is subtitled or captioned. I saw the end on PBS (it was captioned on the television) and wanted to show this to my students. Since I have seven deaf students, I won’t be showing the film. This is disgusting. ABC.com has promised to caption all its online material. Why is PBS, the government-funded educational organization, not doing the same?

  • kristy andersen

    joseph, the first two clips are silent footage recorded in the 1920s and 1940s.

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