“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison  

“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land at the sun at least we would get off the ground.” – Zora Neale Hurston 

“The blues is not the creation of a crushed-spirited people. It is the product of a forward-looking, upward-striving people.” – Albert Murray

Recent Events

The Soul of Zora: A Literary Legacy through Quilts Exhibition

“The Soul of Zora: A Literary Legacy through Quilts Exhibition”, featuring nine quilts inspired by inaugural Alabama Writers Hall of Fame member Zora Neale Hurston, will open with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Tuskegee University’s Legacy Museum. The exhibit, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Alabama Bicentennial Committee, marks the official start of activities. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Tuskegee University’s College of Arts and Science have also provided support for the exhibit which is free and open to the public.