Published on Dec 17, 2012
Their Eyes Were Watching God(2005):
Sassy Janie Starks looks unlike to get anywhere in pre-Great War Easton, Florida, but lands the best colored catch, lively shopkeeper Joe Starks, who even becomes town mayor. However her refusal to oblige his expectations of decency turn love into bitterness. After his death, she prefers to enjoy 'freedom' again, with cocky outsider 'Tea Cake' as playmate, and not just at chess. They even face the risks of seasonal labor.
Eatonville is the first and still remains the oldest existing incorporated black town in America. Located six miles north of Orlando. Childhood home of American folklorist, anthropologist, and author Zora Neale Hurston "Their Eyes Were Watching God'.
Eatonville: The Oldest Black Town in America
Today, very small-town Eatonville strives to balance and preserve its history and future with the 7-day outdoor ZORA! Festival (Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities) founded in 1990.
If you would like to help Continue the Legacy Invest at:
Food and Folklore dinner series, Eatonville Restaurant, Washington DC.