Zora Neale Hurston: An American Life
The celebrated African-American anthropologist and writer Zora Neale Hurston lived much of her life--including a period in Baltimore--in anonymous poverty. This illustrated lecture by Charles Camp explores Hurston's oeuvre, a fascinating embrace of such varied topics as Haitian voodoo, Alabama turpentine camps, and the African retentions of Georgia Sea Islanders. Requires slide projector and screen. Adult and high school audiences.
Charles Camp teaches Art History and Folklore at Maryland Institute College of Art and Anne Arundel Community College. He is the curator of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, Key Ingredients: America by Food, and has published widely on folklore, material culture, food, and baseball. Dr. Camp holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.