FSC English professor to speak at L.B. Brown Heritage Festival
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2005) - Dr. Claudia S. Slate, professor of English at Florida Southern College, will present "Zora Neale Hurston Celebrated" at the 5th Annual L. B. Brown Heritage Festival in Bartow, Fla., Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. Slate's discussion focuses on the life and work of the African American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist.
The festival runs from Feb. 4-6 on the grounds of the historic L. B. Brown Home, 470 Second Avenue, Bartow. Further information on the festival is available at www.lbbrown.com.
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