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        Documenting Rural Southern Black Culture

        In this video from the American Masters film Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun explores Hurston's celebrated anthropological research of rural Southern Black culture in the 1920s. Using video, discussion questions and associated activities, students will learn about Southern Black culture and New Deal programs like the Works Progress Administration.

        Note: Pay close attention to the archival footage logo on the bottom left side of the video. It indicates Zora Neale Hurston’s original footage

        The complete Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun DVD, can be found here. Schools, libraries and other institutions can purchase the entire film here.

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        Zora Documents Rural Southern Black Culture

        In this video from the American Masters film Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun explores Hurston’s celebrated anthropological research of Southern Black culture in the 1920s.

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        Use these interactive vocabulary flashcards to learn the meaning of many of the words used in the video segment.

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