Zora Neale Hurston





Zora Neale Hurston

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born
in Notasulga, Alabama, The United States
January 07, 1891

died
January 28, 1960

gender
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Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author. In 1925, shortly before entering Barnard College, Hurston became one of the leaders of the literary renaissance happening in Harlem, producing the short-lived literary magazine Fire!! along with Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. This literary movement became the center of the Harlem Renaissance.
Hurston applied her Barnard ethnographic training to document African American folklore in her critically acclaimed book Mules and Men along with fiction Their Eyes Were Watching God and dance, assembling a folk-based performance group that recreated her Southern tableau, with one performance on Broadway.
Hurston was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to Haiti and conduct research on
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More books by Zora Neale Hurston…
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”
Zora Neale Hurston

“I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”
Zora Neale Hurston, I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... And Then Again: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader

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