Palm Beach Post Staff Columnist
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
February is Black History Month, but some events are still going on. The public radio station WQCS-FM 88.9 in Fort Pierce will broadcast a one-hour special on the Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston at noon on Friday and at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The Life and Times of Zora Neale Hurston was produced at public radio station WFSU in Tallahassee and is hosted by actress Vanessa Williams.
The program includes interviews with Hurston biographers, researchers and author Alice Walker who discovered Hurston's unmarked grave in Fort Pierce, as well as readings by actress Ruby Dee.
The station plans to complement the one-hour special with several five-minute, locally produced interviews about Hurston coordinated by Jill Roberts and Janie Gould this week at the 7:19 a.m. break on NPR's Morning