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Volume 3, Number 2, Winter 2005 Monica L. Miller, Guest Editor
Jumpin' at the Sun: Reassessing the
Life and Work of Zora Neale Hurston
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My People, My People: Zora Neale Hurston in Performance

Directed by Peter A. Campbell

The following video clips, recorded on October 2, 2003, feature members of Barnard's black student organization, BOSS (Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters), plus one honorary member, performing some of Hurston's best-known work. Directed by Peter Campbell and introduced and commented on by David Krasner, these excellent performances allow the audience to enter the world of Hurston's dynamic, polyphonous language.

Sheena Gordon reads Chapter 15 from Their Eyes Were Watching God.

David Krasner introduces Hurston's play Color Struck, remarking on Hurston's skills as a dramatist.

David J. Johns and Nikole Williams read the last scene of Hurston's play Color Struck. Peter Campbell, director of the student performances, reads stage directions.

Members of the Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (BOSS) read Hurston's essay "How It Feels to Be Colored Me." Featuring Bendita Malakia and Alex Wright, the performance also includes Marlysha Myrthil, Sheena Gordon, Alexis Gumbs and Nikole Williams.

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