Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Some celebrities are so famous they need only one name. In Florida, it’s Zora. That's for Zora Neale Hurston, the celebrated Harlem Renaissance author, best known for her novel, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”…

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Eatonville Florida: America’s Oldest Incorporated Black Community

By Gary McKechnie I grew up outside of Orlando in the small town of Maitland, which borders the smaller town of Eatonville. Even then I knew that Eatonville was the nation’s oldest incorporated black community (it was founded in 1887), but it wasn’t until I visited again a few weeks ago did I…

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