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Zora is My Name

Zora is My Name

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Zora is My Name


Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett, Jr. star in this award-winning dramatization of the life of author Zora Neale Hurston. Based on the stage play by Hurston, the program tells the story of how Zora came to be an important voice with her portrayals of African-American life in the rural south in the 1930s and 40s. Viewers will learn about the stories, songs and folklore that inspired her life and work. Adapted from the stage by Ruby Dee, the film also stars Roger E. Mosley, Beah Richards, Lynn Whitfield and Flip Wilson. Presented by American Playhouse Celebrates Black History.

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Subject LANGUAGE ARTS, Classic Movies
Publisher Monterey Media
ISBN 1-56994-269-2
Professional Reviews What they are saying...
  • "This video would greatly enhance and enrich a classroom curriculum on Black History. Ruby Dee has created a rich, inspiring history of African-American culture and folklore celebrating the life of writer Zora Neale Hurston." - School Library Journal

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