Tag Archive | African American Festivals

Celebrate Juneteenth in Daytona Beach!

                                                                                                                 Juneteenth festival in Daytona an annual day for entertainment and education June 11, 2015 Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, EVENTS, LEAD STORIES, NEWS BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Local residents can celebrate African-American history for free on Saturday at the 15th annual Juneteenth Family Festival at the Cypress Park and Recreation Center in Daytona Beach. […]

Celebrating 25 years of ZORA! Festivals

Click link to read original EBONY.COM feature with full photo gallery http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celebrate-25-years-of-zora-festivals-photos-250#axzz2tdz8NRCz The ambassador to Morocco, a Florida  congresswoman, two mayors, an Emmy-award winning actress, and a Tony-nominated  Broadway star were among the prestigious in attendance for the silver  anniversary celebration of the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and  Humanities held in Eatonville, […]

The Mark of ZORA! (2014)

The Florida Times-Union ~ Jacksonville.com http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-01-21/story/festival-celebrates-talents-eatonville-author-zora-neale-hurston Festival celebrates talents of Eatonville author Zora Neale Hurston By Penny Dickerson Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:24 am | updated Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:32 am Zora Neale Hurston is perhaps best known for her 1937 book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The mark of Zora Neale Hurston left an […]

Pink, Green, and ZORA!

Today is “Founder’s Day” for:  Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated.   On January 15, 1908, a group of 20 collegiate women at Howard University convened to establish a service organization that has since grown into a global standard with the motto: “Service to all mankind.” On May 2, 1987, I pledged the sorority at Temple University (Delta […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Zora Festivals!

Click link to EBONY.COM original article with event photo gallery. http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celebrate-25-years-of-zora-festivals-photos-250#.UwLb3xTTkeF Celebrate 25 years of Zora! Festivals [PHOTOS] Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved Eatonville, Florida celebrates 25 years of its annual Zora! Festivals By Penny Dickerson The ambassador to Morocco, a Florida congresswoman, two mayors, an Emmy-award winning actress, and a Tony-nominated Broadway star were among […]

ZORA! Festival 2013 “Sustaining a Culture of Color.”

 ZORA! Sustaining a culture of color February 7, 2013 Filed under METRO Annual multi-day festival celebrates life of folklorist Zora Neale Hurston with plenty of art, crafts, history Master Artist Charles Bibbs is renowned for his ability to bring the nuance of African-American culture to life through his visual artistry. The California resident’s work, like […]

ZORA! A Hometown Celebration (2012)

For the second year, I’ve had the opportunity to cover the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities for the Florida Courier. It is emphatically known by a two-syllable, exclamatory moniker: Zora! Not only is it one of my favorite festivals (and I am a professed festival junkie), it has a certain […]