Past Event

Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship & Betrayal

June 28, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Harlem Renaissance 100 Virtual Salon: A Conversation with author, Yuval Taylor, Vanessa Valdez and Herb Boyd on Langston & Hurston - friendship and rift

They were best friends. They were collaborators, literary gadflies, and champions of the common people. They were the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance. Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Langston Hughes, the author of "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "Let America Be America Again," first met in 1925, at a great gathering of black and white literati, and they fascinated each other.

Join Dr. Vanessa Valdes, Director of Black Studies, The City College of New York, and Herb Boyd, Journalist, Educator, Author and Activist in an engaging discussion with Yuval Taylor, author and senior editor Chicago Review Press as they discuss the relationship between Hughes and Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance.