Our Vision Statement:
To make Eatonville an internationally-recognized tourism destination of the arts and culture from throughout the African Diaspora, with special emphasis on the multidiscipline as represented in the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston™.
- To enhance the resources of Eatonville, Florida, “the oldest incorporated African-American municipality in the United States” and the hometown of writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston;
- To educate the public about Eatonville’s historic and cultural significance; and
- To use the community’s heritage and cultural vibrancy for its economic development
Our Core Values:
- To build a healthy community defined as
- good nutrition
- good education
- good heritage and culture
- good economic development
- To advance the Zora Neale Hurston Legacy by presenting multidisciplinary programs in the fields which she worked: namely, folklore, literature, music, religion, theater, and the visual arts
- To celebrate the cultural contributions of persons of African ancestry have made to the United States and to the world
- To hold as essential elements of the organization
P = Pride of heritage
E = Educational excellence
C = Cultural arts
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