Aurora Lucero-White

As we work to gather support for H.R.3054 – 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project Act, we inevitably look back at the work of some of the 6,600 writers employed by the WPA Federal Writers’ Project. In this series we introduce a few that you may not have heard of, even though some of them were and continue to be very influential.

Introducing Aurora Lucero-White.

Aurora Lucero-White Lea: Author, Folklorist, Educator, Suffragist.  WPA New Mexico Writers' Project contributor and #37 on NOW's 100 Sisters in Suffrage, dur to her efforts to help pass the 19th Amendment.

Aurora Lucero-White, a proud Nuevomexicana Author, Folklorist, Educator and Suffragist is credited with preserving New Mexican traditional culture as a member of the WPA New Mexico Writers’ Project, in Los Hispanos and several other books.

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Looking Back at the WPA Federal Writers’ Project – 85 years Later

Zora Neale Hurston: Author, Folklorist, Filmmaker, WPA Florida Writers Project

“If the Writers’ Project had only ever kept young, broke writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Kenneth Rexroth and John Cheever off the dole, it would have been enough.”

David Kipen
May 6, 2020
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