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Black History Month

Published On: Jan 25 2014 02:21:26 PM EST
Celebrate African-American history in February

February is Black History Month. Take a look at some of the notable men and woman from the African-American community that made major contributions to the history of the Central Florida area.

Nora Neale Hurston
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Nora Neale Hurston

Eatonville, FL

Considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature, Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara.

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