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A Lively and Curious Young Woman

Zora Neale Hurston was born in the central Florida town of Eatonville, which was one of the first in the United States to be incorporated as an all-black town. She was the fifth of eight children born to John Hurston, a carpenter, Baptist preacher, and three-time mayor of Eatonville. Hurston's mother, Lucy Ann Hurston, was a former schoolteacher who seems to have appreciated her daughter's lively nature and encouraged her to

pursue her dreams. An imaginative, curious child, Hurston especially enjoyed sitting on the front porch of a country store and listening to the stories told there.

Hurston's happy childhood came to an end with mother's death when she was nine. Hurston's father sent her and several of her siblings away to attend a school in Jacksonville. He soon remarried, and Hurston found herself in frequent conflict with both her father...

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