Museum hosts Harlem Renaissance afternoon tea
February 01, 2005
Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
In honor of Black History Month, the museum will host a Saturday afternoon tea Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. featuring local community members reading the works of African-American author Zora Neale Hurston. The Harlem Renaissance (the early 1900s) was one of the most prolific times for all kinds of African-American artists. Hurston was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist who spent her life struggling to keep her people's cultural heritage alive. Her work includes: short stories, novels, folktale collection and an autobiography. Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered her most outstanding achievement. Shirley Mae Springer Staten, educator, community activist, actor, storyteller and singer, will emcee the event. Complimentary tea and snacks will be provided. This event is included with museum admission, $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and free for children 17 and under and museum members. For more information, call 343-4326.