History Museum Of Mobile To Host Barracoon Editor

The History Museum of Mobile will host Dr. Deborah Plant, who will deliver her “In the Radiance of the King: Barracoon Revisited” presentation. The program will begin at 5 p.m. on February 29 with a reception including light refreshments, and Plant will speak at 6 p.m. She is an African American and Africana studies independent scholar, writer and literary critic specializing in the life and works of Zora Neale Hurston. She is also editor of the New York Times bestseller Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston and The Inside Light: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston and author of Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times, a philosophical biography; Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit; and Every Tub Must Sit On Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston. She holds an MA and PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The event is free for museum members and $10 per person for nonmembers. Advance tickets are required; no walk-up tickets will be available. Copies of Barracoon will be available to purchase in the museum gift shop, and Plant will sign books after the lecture.

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