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The purpose of this issue was to answer the question, “What keeps people moving when all signs are telling them to stop?”
The cover is excerpted from the photo essay ZORA! by Ted Hollins. Ted’s photography captures 21 years of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, held annually in Eatonville, Florida.
The festival celebrates the memory and influence Zora, and the endurance of the City of Eatonville, the first black municipality in the US. In the late 80’s Orange County officials commissioned a five lane highway to be constructed the city’s main thoroughfare. The project threatened the dissolve the community. Unwilling to relinquish their identity, the citizens formed a political action committee to prove to the county that Eatonville was of too much historical significance to destroy. This was accomplished by illustrating the influence of Zora Neale Hurston. Not only a titan of American literature, but one of the most important figures black history, Hurston spent her formative years in Eatonville and wrote at length about the city. Ted’s photography highlights the triumph of Eatonville and it’s will to endure.
We felt a portrait of Zora, Eatonville and the concept of endurance would be incomplete unless her writing was showcased. Thanks to Harper Perennial and the Zora Neale Hurston Trust, the story “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston has been reprinted in its entirety.
As a gesture of respect and gratitude to the memory and work of Zora Neale Hurston, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Annalemma Issue Seven: Endurance will be donated to The Hurston Museum, an organization dedicated to showcasing works of artists of African descent.
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