Civil Liberties

Their Eyes Were Watching Movies


In 1928 Zora Neale Hurston, a novelist and anthropologist with a strong libertarian streak, shot 15 reels of film in southern black communities. The original plan was to turn the footage into a full-fledged documentary; that never happened, but some of the film survived, and now you can see it on YouTube. It's a great historical artifact, especially but not only for Hurston fans:

[Via Liberty & Power.]