Sunday, October 05, 2008

Eatonville, a Town in the Southern-most State

The New York Times has been running a series of articles about the state guides published in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration. This week they visited Eatonville, a small town in central Florida. Eatonville is the oldest incorporated African-American municipality in the United States, and was the childhood home of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote the town's entry in the Florida guide.

"In a Town Apart, the Pride and Trials of Black Life" New York Times, September 28, 2008

Florida; a Guide to the Southern-most State (Federal Writers' Project, 1939)

The WPA Guides: Mapping America, by Christine Bold (University Press of Mississippi, 1999)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lucy, I'll keep trying ... but for some reason I can't seem to get your posts on my blog roll to show your most recent time stamp. I don't know what the problem is ... if it's something on my end, or a glitch, or something else? Let me know if you find something out, and I will the same. Take Care, Bob


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