Dust Tracks on a Road Characters

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Zora Neale Hurston

This is the author and subject of the book. She is an African-American born at the tail end of the 19th century who lived most of her life as a 20th century figure. She is famous for having written a number of high quality books during her adult life.

Zora is one of the earliest generations of genuinely free American Negros. Here, the term Negro is used the same way that 'black' and African-American are used in more contemporary language. Born to an ambitious and able father from humble beginnings and a mysterious mother from a and-owning family of means, Zora is a gifted girl. Others become aware of this during her childhood. Her school experiences go well. However, disruption in her home life in the death of her mother and her father's effort at remarriage puts an end to her schooling. Well, this 'end' turns...

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