Black History Spotlight on Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Born -January 7, 1891 * Died – January 28, 1960

  1. An American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. The author of  four novels and over 50 published short stories, plays, and essays,
  2. She is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  3. Her father is a preacher and did not support her writing career.
  4. She worked as a staff writer at Paramount Studios.
  5. She is listed in 100 Greatest African Americans by scholar Molefi Kete Asante.
  6. An inspired writer, Alice Walker, bought a blank headstone for her because her friends and neighbors could not afford one for her.