Black Death by Zora Neal Hurston and Lena Horne starring in an episode of Suspense


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Mon, 01/18/2021 - 11:00pm to Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:00am

To top off Martin Luther King Day we present a short story by one of the stars of the Harlem Renaissance, writer and anthropologist Zora Neal Hurston. A woman seeks the help of a local "hoodoo man" to get retribution on the man who refuses to take responsibility for impregnating her daughter in Hurston's short story "Black Death" . And, from 1944, a rare episode of the long running radio drama series Suspense, "You Were Wonderful", starring Lena Horne as an American singer caught up in a web of murder and espionage in wartime Buenos Aires. 

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