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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County educators gathered at Albany Technical College tonight to learn ways to incorporate Zora Neal Hurston's book "Their Eyes Were Watching God" into their classrooms. The guest speaker leads a festival in honor of the author and spoke about Hurston's importance.

"If we're not intentional about making sure that subsequent generations know the story of Zora Neale Hurston, those stories will fade from our memory," said N.Y. Nathiri, Guest Speaker.


Tonight's event was part of the month long Big Read initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.

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