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Unpublished book by Zora Neale Hurston released

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Acclaimed author and Great Floridian Zora Neale Hurston is best known for her fiction works, but she was also a skilled anthropologist who was one of the first in her field to record and study African-American folklore. She documented the accounts of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade in 1931.

Nearly a century after its writing, HarperCollins published her book about the life of Cudjo Lewis, “Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,”” earlier this month after the manuscript spent decades in the Howard University archives.

Read an excerpt that appeared in New York magazine.

Lauren Bankert, The Tallahassee 100

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