We've put in a lot of work over the years. The team has used information from the following sources in order to create historically accurate accounts in INDIEFEMME'S Zora-based film content and educational workbook. 


A Negro voter sizes up Taft; in The Saturday Evening Post, (Vol. 224, #23, December 8)

Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography of Works and Criticism

Zora Neale Hurston (Pineapple Press Biographies)

Zora Neale Hurston : Novels and Stories : Jonah's Gourd Vine / Their Eyes Were Watching God / Moses, Man of the Mountain / Seraph on the Suwanee / Selected Stories

Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston In and Around Jacksonville, Fl in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's

A Zora Neale Hurston Companion

The Complete Stories (P.S.)

What’s The Hurry Fox

Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters

Zora Neale Hurston (Bloom's Biocritiques)

Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life (Critical Perspectives on the Past)

Zora in Florida

Zora neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past And Present (Amistad Literary Series)

Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

Zora NealeHurston : Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings : Mules and Men, Tell My Horse, Dust Tracks on a Road, Selected Articles (The Library of America, 75)

Zora Neale Hurston: Collected Plays (Multi-EthnicLiteratures of the Americas (MELA))

The Assertive Woman in Zora Neale Hurston's Fiction, Folklore, and Drama (Studies in African American History and Culture)

Zora Neale Hurston: Writer and Storyteller (Great African Americans) ​

Blogs/Articles: Zora’s Politics New Yorker Article Black Libertarian


Ruby McCollum

“Never before, to my knowledge, had a colored woman been allowed to take the witness stand and testify about the paternity of her child by a white man”

Videos: (Huie)

jailRuby McCollum: Woman in the Suwannee
The Trial of Ruby McCollum: The true-crime story that shook the foundations of the Segregationist South!
Hall of Mirrors: Confirmation and Presentist Biases in Continuing Accounts of the Ruby McCollum StoryCurtain of Secrecy: The Ruby McCollum Story (movie trailer)

Willie James


Feminism & White Women

"And I have never in my life been so glad that I was not a coward." - Marjorie Rawlings


Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History (New Approaches to European History)

Stifled Laughter: One Woman's Story About Fighting Censorship

Hearts of Darkness: White Women Write Race

White Women's Rights: The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States

Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance

Marjorie Rawlins
Cross Creek

Cross Creek Cookery

Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 

Invasion of Privacy: The Cross Creek Trial of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the Florida Crackers

The Secret River

Short Stories by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Blood of My Blood

Max and Marjorie: The Correspondence between Maxwell E. Perkins and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Idella: Marjorie Rawlings' Perfect Maid

Idella Parker: From Reddick to Cross Creek

Yearling Summary
Marjorie Rawlings bio





Nancy Cunard
Poems of Nancy Cunard: From the Bodleian Library

Those Remarkable Cunards: Emerald and Nancy

Nancy Cunard: A biography


Sara Creech



INHERIT THE WIND  - Maxeda Ferguson Von Hesse




Barnard College

Black Souls (A Play) - Annie Nathan Meyer

Barnard Beginnings

The Anthropology of Franz Boas

Franz Boas, The Science of Man in the Making

General Anthropology

Ethnography of Franz Boas: Letters and Diaries of Franz Boas Written on the Northwest Coast from 1886-1931

Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America: A Translation of Franz Boas' 1895 Edition of Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Küste Amerikas

Franz Boas, 1858-1942: An Illustrated Biography

"Man-with Variations": Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937

Race, Language and Culture (Classic Reprint)

The Franz Boas Enigma: Inuit, Arctic, and Sciences


Herskovits (Anthropology)
Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge

The Myth of The Negro Past

Man and his work: The science of cultural anthropology (A Borzoi book)

Life in a Haitian Valley

Melville J.Herskovits (Leaders of Modern Anthropology)

Economic Anthropology: The Economic Life of Primitive Peoples

Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination (Culture, Labor, History)

Anthropometry of the American Negro

Dahomean Narrative: A Cross-Cultural Analysis


Defending the Master Race: Conservation, Eugenics, and the Legacy of Madison Grant




Harlem Renaissance

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance / Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman, Editors

Richard Wright : Later Works: Black Boy (American Hunger), The Outsider

Spring in New Hampshire and other poems - Claude McKay

Black Skin, White Masks

The Wretched of the Earth

The New Negro : Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

The New Negro: An Interpretation

Fire!! a Quarterly Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists

Survey Graphic the March 1925 Number Harlem Mecca of the New Negro

Home to Harlem - Claude McKay

Carl Van Vechten
Nigger heaven

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White

'O, WriteMy Name' : American Portraits, Harlem Heroes

Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten

Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten and the Irreverant Decades

Letters of Carl Van Vechten




Dorothy West And Helene Johnson In "Infants Of The Spring"

In Memoriam Dorothy West 1907-1998

Toward An Understanding Of Helene Johnson’s Hybrid Modernist Poetics

In Memoriam: Memorial Services For Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps: The Louisiana Heritage

Literary Midwife: Jessie Redmon Fauset and the Harlem Renaissance

Phylon Profile IV: Kelly Miller

The Racial and Educational Philosophy of Kelly Miller, 1895-1915

Georgia Douglas Johnson And May Miller: Forgotten Playwrights Of The New Negro Renaissance

Staging Black Women's History: May Miller's "Harriet Tubman" As Cultural Artifact

Zora Neale Hurston: The Howard University Years

"Sufficient In Intensity": Mixed Media And Public Opinion In "Opportunity"

Dark Tower And The Saturday Nighters: Salons As Themes In African American Drama

Alain Lo>Annie Nathan Meyer And Barnard College: Mission And Identity In Women's Higher Education, 1889-1950

Combatting Racism With Art: Charles S. Johnson And The Harlem Renaissance

Dark Tower And The Saturday Nighters: Salons As Themes In African American Drama

Dorothy West And Helene Johnson In "Infants Of The Spring"

Five Harlem Short Stories By Zora Neale Hurston

Forgotten Pages: Black Literary Magazines In The 1920s

Georgia Douglas Johnson And May Miller: Forgotten Playwrights Of The New Negro Renaissance

Get Access To Over 2000 Journals And Up To 120 Pdf Downloads With Jpass.

Harlem Literati In The Twenties

Histories And Heresies: Engendering The Harlem Renaissance

The Moment Of Revision: A Reappraisal Of Wallace Thurman's Aesthetics In "The Blacker The Berry" And "Infants Of The Spring"

The Negro Little Theatre Movement

To One Not There: The Letters Of Dorothy West And Countee Cullen, 1926-1945

Wallace Thurman's "The Blacker The Berry" And The Question Of The Emancipatory City

Walter White And The Harlem Renaissance: Letters From 1924-1927

Zora Neale Hurston And Fannie Hurst As They Saw Each Other

Zora Neale Hurston: The Howard University Years



Maafa & American History

Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America

Character Building - Booker T Washington

The Negro Problem - Booker T Washington

Booker T. Washington The Negro in Business

Black Bourgeoisie: The Book That Brought the Shock of Self-Revelation to Middle-Class Blacks in America

Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880

The Gospel According to Marcus Garvey: His Philosophies & Opinions about Christ

Death in 60 Days: Who Silenced Booker T. Washington? - A Nurse's View

The Battle of New Orleans including the Previous Engagements between the Americans and the British, the Indians and the Spanish which led to the Final Conflict on the 8th of January, 1815

Official Proclamation of Real Moorish American Nationality: Our Status and Jurisdiction as Citizens of the U.S.A.

Noble Drew Ali: The Exhuming of a Nation

The Holy Koran of the Moorish Holy Temple of Science - Circle 7: Re-print of Original 1926 Publication (Califa Uhuru) (Volume 1)

THE BLUEPRINT: Moorish Musings on Noble Drew Ali's Divine Plan of the Age

"I'm Going to Repeat Myself": A Collection of Artifacts  by the Prophet Noble Drew Ali & the M.S.T. of A. (Califa Uhuru Book 2)

"Watch My Prophesies.": An Examination of the Prophesies from the Prophet Noble Drew Ali

Dusk of Dawn - W.E.B. Dubois


Marcus Garvey 
The Pan-African Connection: From Slavery to Garvey and Beyond (New Marcus Garvey Library)

BLACK MOSES, RED SCARE (Hoover) (Pardon Request) (Rock Newman - Dr. Julius Garvey) (UNIA RBG Documentary) (Dr. Clarke on Garvey) (Advisory Show w Dr. Garvey)

The Veiled Garvey: The Life & Times of Amy Jacques Garvey

A. Philip Randolph - Socialist - - (Brief BIOGRAPHY) - (School project; PAR VOICE) (Pullman Porters Bio) (American Pledge at MOW)

Opportunity Magazine
(Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters)

The Negro in Colonial New England: 1620-1776 ​

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South Ser.) ​

The New Negro: Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938 ​

Miseducation of the Negro - Carter G Woodson

The Education of the Negro

Carter G. Woodson: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Afro-American and African Studies)

Missouri's Black Heritage

Working With Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History: A Diary, 1928-1930

A White Scholar and the Black Community, 1945-1965: Essays and Reflections

Black Nationalism in America

Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century (Blacks in the New World)

From Plantation to Ghetto (American Century)

Negro thought in America, 1880-1915: Racial ideologies in the age of Booker T. Washington

From Slavery To Freedom, Third Edition : A History of Negro Americans. by John Hope Franklin (1971-05-03)

Selling Black History for Carter G. Woodson: A Diary, 1930-1933

The Negro Wage Earner

Call and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies

Slavery & Cudgoe
Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America

Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey

Centralized African States in the Transatlantic Slave Trade: The Example of 18th Century Asante and Dahomey

Dahomey and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: The Journals and Correspondence of Vice-Consul Louis Fraser, 1851-1852 (Fontes Historiae Africanae)

The Mind of the Negro As Reflected in Letters During the Crisis 1800-1860​

The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916 ​

A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History and Black History Month

Miseducation Of The Negro - Carter G Woodson

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience (5 Volume Set)


Lynching History

Books: Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race


H B C U History

Charles S. Johnson: Leadership beyond the Veil in the Age of Jim Crow


Spirit & Consciousness

Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition by Chireau, Yvonne P.(November 20, 2006) Paperback

Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Backwoods Shamanism: An Introduction to the American Folk-Magic of Hoodoo Conjure and Rootwork

Folk beliefs of the southern Negro (1926)

Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans, New Edition: After Hurricane Katrina

Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit (Women Writers of Color)

African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power

Ewe People



Poetry, Prose, & Inspiration

Brutal Imagination


In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Prose

Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems

We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light In A Time of Darkness

The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

Remember: The Journey to School Integration (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy


Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

The Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic Contract―Film and Literature



Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert & Sullivan in America: The story of the first D'Oyly Carte Opera Company American tour

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Official D'Oyly Carte Picture History




Politics & Washington D.C.

The uncommon man: George Smathers of Florida

Testing the Limits: George Armistead Smathers and Cold War America

It's wonderful to live again - Frank Mathers

The Cosmos Club of Washington: A centennial history, 1878-1978

Personal History - Katherine Graham

King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Adam By Adam: The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma

The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club: Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation's Capital

Conquest of a Continent ​

THE RIVER WAR: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan (1902) By Winston S. Churchill


Phillip & Kay Graham

Videos: - mental health bell! w Nixon - Pepper & Smather - JFK - Smather’s Roast/Tribute - Huie Interview (Longines) - (Longines) with JFK George Smathers v Pepper

Adam Clayton Powell - Mr. Civil Rights: The Rise and Fall of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. - A Political Dilemma (1992)​ - Movie on life - Bio (his voice)
Adam Clayton Powell speaking at UCLA 1/10/1968 - Black Power - Dick Gregory on ACP - What's In Your Hand - Like it is - Conversation with LBJ 65 - Conversation with LBJ 66

Communism - Marx - Lenin


Negro Liberation - James Allen

Negro Liberation: a Goal for All Americans - Henry Winston

Negro Liberation Movement in America - Henry Lee Moon NAACP

American Negro Problems

Defending Peace: W.EB. Du Bois in the McCarthy Era




The Island Territories

The uncommon man: George Smathers of Florida

Testing the Limits: George Armistead Smathers and Cold War America

It's wonderful to live again - Frank Mathers

The Cosmos Club of Washington: A centennial history, 1878-1978



Anansi Stories (Anansi and the Pot of Beans (Animated Stories for Kids)


Claude McKay - Songs of Jamaica




Southern White Cracker History

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood: 15th Anniversary Edition

The Quiet American: A Biography of George R. Wackenhut

Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South






Florida History

Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State

Suwanee River: Strange Green Land; Rivers of America


Turpentine Industry

Stetson Kennedy
Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A.: TheLaws, Customs and Etiquette Governing the Conduct of Nonwhites and Other Minorities as Second-Class Citizens

Southern Exposure

Grits & Grunts: Folkloric Key West

After Appomattox: How the South Won the War

Jim Crow Guide: The Way It Was

The Klan Unmasked

The Florida Slave: Interviews with Ex-Slaves WPA Writers Project,1930s and Testimony of Ex-Slaves Joint Congressional Committee Jacksonville, 1871

Palmetto Country

Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Early Florida, 1840-1925




Sistah Women


Herskovits (Anthropology)
Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge

The Myth of The Negro Past

Man and his work: The science of cultural anthropology (A Borzoi book)

Life in a Haitian Valley

Melville J.Herskovits (Leaders of Modern Anthropology)

Economic Anthropology: The Economic Life of Primitive Peoples

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