This is the opening event of ” Zora Neale Hurston at 125: A Year-Long Celebration of a Global Icon and Her Legacy – January 7 – December 31, 2016.”
The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc, (P.E.C.), a non-profit, tax-exempt historic preservation and arts organization whose mission is to enhance the resources of Eatonville, Florida popularly known as the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the United States and the hometown of writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston; to educate the public about Eatonville’s historic and cultural significance; and to use the community’s heritage and cultural vibrancy for its economic development.
In keeping with our mission, P.E.C. has reached out to sister institutions in certain cities where there is a “Zora Neale Hurston footprint,” either because of her personal biography and/or because there is an already identified core base of support for the celebration of her life and work.
We view “Zora Neale Hurston 125” as an excellent opportunity to remind a national audience of the impact of her writings and though our organization can offer no financial support to others’ endeavors, we are prepared to do all we can to assist with and to promote the programming which they will he presented.