"Dust Tracks on a Road" by Zora Neale Hurston with Dr. John Morris

Starts
Thursday, September 20,
2018, 6:00 pm
Ends
Thursday, September 20,
2018, 7:30 pm
Location

2800 W Gore Blvd

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The Lawton Arts & Humanities Council has chosen to discuss the theme, “The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiography. This theme was developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.    The program, Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma, is a discussion group that comes together for a five-part, scholar-led series.  Each scholar opens the program, bringing the book to life, provoking the group’s curiosity with insights and raising questions that spark discussion.  All book discussions are held at Cameron University Library every third Thursday of each month at 6pm. This is a free program and books are available for check out at the Arts and Humanities Division's office. Call 580-581-3470 or 581-3471 for more information.

This is the third presentation of the five-part, scholar-led series.

"Dust Tracks on a Road"

"First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, funny, bold, and poignant autobiography, an imaginative and exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. As compelling as her acclaimed fiction, Hurston’s very personal literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the life—public and private—of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler, and champion of the black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed high, Dust Tracks on a Road is a rare treasure from one of literature’s most cherished voices." Courtesy of her website, https://www.zoranealehurston.com.

These programs are free and open to the public.  Please come and join us to learn from these exciting and interesting books and perhaps share your experience and knowledge with other people.  Copies of the books may be picked up at the Arts & Humanities Division Office, 801 NW Ferris (west entrance of McMahon Memorial Auditorium), Monday-Friday at 8am - 12pm, 1 - 5pm, call 580-581-3470/581-3471.  For additional information on the event, contact:  Dory Thomas, 580-536-4349, @email

 

About the program - Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma”, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the Oklahoma Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Oklahoma Humanities - The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life.  OH is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we strive to stimulate discussion, encourage new perspectives, and to actively engage people in the humanities disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, and ethics.

The event is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment of the Humanities with generous funding from the Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.  Additional support is provided by the City of Lawton and Cameron University.

 

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