The Sanctified Church

The Sanctified Church The Sanctified Church is a collection of Hurston s essays on Afro American folklore legend popular mythology and in particular the unique spiritual character of the Southern Black Christian Churc

  • Title: The Sanctified Church
  • Author: Zora Neale Hurston
  • ISBN: 9781569247303
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sanctified Church is a collection of Hurston s essays on Afro American folklore, legend, popular mythology, and, in particular, the unique spiritual character of the Southern Black Christian Church Along with preserving the customs, music, speech and humor of rural Black America, The Sanctified Church Introduces us to such figures as Mother Catherine, matriarchal founThe Sanctified Church is a collection of Hurston s essays on Afro American folklore, legend, popular mythology, and, in particular, the unique spiritual character of the Southern Black Christian Church Along with preserving the customs, music, speech and humor of rural Black America, The Sanctified Church Introduces us to such figures as Mother Catherine, matriarchal founder of a highly personal Voodoo Christian sect Uncle Monday, healer, conjurer and powerful herb doctor and High John de Conquer, the trickster shaman figure of freedom and laughter still honored in parts of rural Black America today.

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    1. Zora Neale Hurston

      Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author In 1925, shortly before entering Barnard College, Hurston became one of the leaders of the literary renaissance happening in Harlem, producing the short lived literary magazine Fire along with Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman This literary movement became the center of the Harlem Renaissance.Hurston applied her Barnard ethnographic training to document African American folklore in her critically acclaimed book Mules and Men along with fiction Their Eyes Were Watching God and dance, assembling a folk based performance group that recreated her Southern tableau, with one performance on Broadway Hurston was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to Haiti and conduct research on conjure in 1937 Her work was significant because she was able to break into the secret societies and expose their use of drugs to create the Vodun trance, also a subject of study for fellow dancer anthropologist Katherine Dunham who was then at the University of Chicago.In 1954 Hurston was unable to sell her fiction but was assigned by the Pittsburgh Courier to cover the small town murder trial of Ruby McCollum, the prosperous black wife of the local lottery racketeer, who had killed a racist white doctor Hurston also contributed to Woman in the Suwanee County Jail, a book by journalist and civil rights advocate William Bradford Huie.

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    1. (FROM JACKET)"The Sanctified Church"is a collection of Hurston's ground-breaking essays on Afro-American folklore, legend, popular mythology, and, in particular, the unique spiritual character of the Southern Black Christian Church. Along with preserving the customs, music, speech and humor of rural Black America, "The Sanctified Church" introduces us to such extraordinary figures as Mother Catherine, a matriarchal founder of a highly personal Voodoo Christian sect; Uncle Monday, healer, conjure [...]


    2. It's difficult for a modern person to appreciate the true genius of ZNH's work, nearly a century after she began her anthropological magic. It's easy to take for granted, or even be "over" the colloquial speech patterns written phonetically, the spotlights on obscure-but-fascinating folks. It's easy to forget she was an academic, and these are her reports.Reading this made me crave more. Thankfully, more is available.




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