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Zora Neale Hurston

Summary: Explores the life and career of African American writer Zora Neale Hurston includung her novels, plays, and her collection of folklore.
Zora Neale Hurston is a celebrated essayist, journalist, playwright, anthropologist and titan of twentieth century literature ("Zora" 8). She was born in Notasulga, Alabama on January 7,1891 (Andrews 456). At age two her family moved to Eatonville, Florida, a historically black town founded by all African Americans (456). As one of eight children, her large family left them poor and underprivileged (Howard, ed. 3:793). Despite this, her mother always encouraged her to "jump at de sun" ("Zora" 1). Her mother's advice would soon be the building block of her success. Miss Hurston pursued her education at Howard University (Howard, ed. 3:794). While attending college, she studied anthropology. She was said to have held a strong belief that "black folk provided the greatest cultural wealth of the continent" (794). This marked her participation in the Harlem Renaissance, the upbringing of African American literature, music, entertainment, and visual arts in the 1920's (794). Miss Hurston wrote stories for...

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