Saturday, April 28, 2007

Zora Neale Hurston's Washington

Nearly 30 people showed up today to take the guided tour of Zora Neale Hurston's Washington. Kim Roberts, who wrote the tour for D.C.'s Big Read and neighborhood historian Judith Bauer split the group into two tours at the steps of Howard University's Founders Library. D.C.'s Big Read is so lucky to have a book whose author considered Washington, D.C. her stepping stone into society.

As Zora wrote to her friend Langston Hughes,
"What do you think I was doing in Washington at that time if not getting cultured."

What cultural treasures do Washington, D.C. natives take for granted? What are newcomers discovering? What are we all missing? What do we bring to this city?

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