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Harlem Haiku (#HarlemHaiku) No. 4 – Harlem On Fire

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HARLEM ON FIRE

Harlem is on fire
Bright lights big city uptown
Another rebirth

-Herve Jean-Baptiste @HJeanBaptiste


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QUOTE: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

QUOTES: Zora Neale Hurston

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“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

- Zora Neale Hurston
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“A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”

- Zora Neale Hurston

 * Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston’s four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
An article, “In Search of Zora Neale Hurston”, by Alice Walker, published in the March 1975 issue of Ms. magazine, revived interest in Hurston’s work. The reemergence of her work coincided with the emergence of authors such as Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Walker herself, whose works are centered on African-American experiences and include, but do not necessarily focus upon, racial struggle.