The Sankofa Project of Florida partners with the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities for their ZORA NEALE HURSTON FESTIVAL on January 27 – January 29.
The Sankofa Project of Florida is born out of a legislative initiative sponsored in 2015 by Sen. Geraldine Thompson of Orlando, Florida. It was funded in 2016, the Florida Department of State provided funds to enhance and promote Florida’s African-American culturally historic museums and festivals.
Florida boasts some of the most interesting and historically relevant museums in the country. These eye-opening exhilarating facilities consist of the home of a slain husband-and-wife civil rights activists, the birthplace of a world-renowned novelist and folklorist and even a hotel owned by one of Orlando’s first black doctors, where famous African-American performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Ray Charles and many others stayed and performed.
These are just a few of the many outstanding historical museums that can be found in Florida. In addition to these museums, Florida features African-American themed festivals that honor our music history, from the blues to hip-hop and R&B, as well as African dance and our excellent African-American culture.
The museums and festivals that are currently partnered with the Sankofa Project of Florida offer unique educational and cultural heritage facts on various aspects of Florida African-American individuals and events. The partners of the Sankofa Project network are:
• ZORA NEALE HURSTON FESTIVAL (January 27 – January 29)
The annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival), is a multi-day, multidisciplinary event to celebrate the life and work of the 20th-century writer, folklorist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston.
January 27 – January 29
Jan 27 at 9 AM to Jan 29 at 5 PM ES
Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities
227 E Kennedy Blvd, Maitland, Florida 32751