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Eatonville Interview Tapes

 Zora Neale Hurston listens to Gabriel Brown playing guitar in Eatonville.



  • Recordings with prominent residents of Eatonville, incorporated in 1887 as the first all-Black municipality in the country, regarding their families’ history and experiences in the town.
  • Contains an interview with N.Y. Nathiri, executive director of The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community Inc., discussing her thoughts on Eatonville’s importance, personal attachments to the town and more.
  • Discussions of author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston’s works, legacy and impact on the people and town of Eatonville, where she lived for many years.



 Mrs. Sarah Pitts with her guitar in Eatonville.


 A woman plays a talking drum at the Zora Neale Hurston festival in Eatonville.

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