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
Visit the American Masters Collection for additional resources on the American dream and other American writers.