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BRS: Zora Neale Hurston's "Barracoon: the Story of the Last 'Black Cargo' "

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We're baaack! It's been TOO LONG since our last Meet Up!

Join us Saturday, August 25 at 2 p.m. Our next selection: Zora Neale Hurston's NYT best-selling book, "Barracoon: the Story of the Last 'Black Cargo.'"

We're excited to read and discuss the true story about one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. In 1927, author and cultural anthropologist Hurston interviewed Lewis who had been captured in Benin and brought to Alabama in 1860 - decades after the U.S. had signed a law banning the Atlantic slave trade.

Check out below what two noted literary voices had to say about Zora and her work:

“One of the greatest writers of our time.”—Toni Morrison

“Zora Neale Hurston’s genius has once again produced a Masterpiece.”—Alice Walker

Join the Black Readers Society as we explore this amazing book.