Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)

zora-neale-hurstonZora Neale Hurston was an anthropologists folklorist and writer.  She was born in Notasulga, Alabama, on January 7, 1891. Later at the age of three, her family moved to Eatonville, Florida. Zora’s parents were John Hurston and Lucy Potts Hurston.  She obtained her formal education from Morgan Academy, Howard Prep School, Howard University and Barnard College.

Zora greatest achievement was being apart of the great black literary movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s, the Harlem Renaissance.  Some of Zora’s literary works are:

  • Jonah’s Gourd Vine (1934)
  • Mules and Men (1935)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
  • Tell My Horse (1938)
  • Dust Tracks on a Road (1942)

Updated 2-7-2015