February 3, 2016

For immediate release,
Esther Watstein 203-332-5226

HCC Presents Zora Neale Hurston Lecture

The Housatonic Community College Women of Wisdom faculty lecture series will present its first Spring semester talk on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the HCC Women’s Center in Beacon Hall.

HCC Professor Marcia Smith talk about Zora Neale Hurston’s work as an Anthropologist. Hurston, born in 1891, is considered a pre-eminent writer of 20th century African-American literature. Her novels and short stories made her a leader of the Harlem Renaissance movement. She was, additionally, an active anthropologist and it is this aspect of Hurston’s life that will be explored in the lecture. Educated at Columbia University, Hurston died in 1960.

The Public is invited at no charge. Parking is available in the HCC garage.