“You Don’t Know Us Negroes” adds immeasurably to our understanding of Hurston, who was a tireless crusader in all her writing, and ahead of her time.

Trudier Harris says, in the New York Times that “Though she was often misunderstood, sometimes maligned and occasionally dismissed, her words make it impossible for readers to consider her anything but one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century.”

Read the entire review: “You Don’t Know Us Negroes’: Zora Neale Hurston, in Her Own Words