Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston, 1938 (Photo credit: Carl Van Vechten; Carl Van Vechten Estate/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. [LC-DIG-van-5a52142])

Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960), born in Notasulga, Alabama, and raised in Eatonville, Florida, was a prolific writer of the Harlem Renaissance era, who graduated from Barnard College in 1928 and in 1937 wrote the novel Her Eyes Were Watching God, which critics consider to be her best work. She wrote several additional novels and wrote her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road, in 1942.  An early piece of her fiction, Eatonville Anthology (1926), was located by The Black Periodical Fiction Project based at Harvard University.

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