Zora Neale Hurston is 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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Jean Weisinger is based in Oakland. She has traveled to England, Amsterdam, Germany, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Africa, Jamaica, Mexico and The South of the United States, documenting people of color for her up-coming books. Jean’s photographs have been published in and on numerous books, magazines, journals, and newspapers, as well as posters, post cards and calendars. Marlon Riggs/Signifying Works-Black Is … Black Ain’t, and EarthBeat, “A Priority”- Sweet Honey in the Rock, are just two of the films that include her work.

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