Daughter's Exchange: a vernacular performance
“Daughter’s Exchange explores the way that African American women intellectuals still struggle like Zora Neale Hurston to find room (within the span of their own lifetimes) for themselves in the realm of ideas.” – Prince.
Daughter’s Exchange opens a conversation wherein we can reevaluate a figure like Zora Neale Hurston, whose marginal engagement with the intellectual marketplace during her lifetime is rarely discussed outside of a specialized audience. Daughter’s Exchange seeks to address those who teach the next generation—a generation who seem more fractured than ever due to their access to the technological advancements of our times—in order to challenge them to consider the role of assigning value within the intellectual marketplace. Daughter’s Exchange finds a place in classrooms interested in women’s studies, African and African American culture, and pedagogical practice.