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Zora Neale Hurston

Super Power: Storytelling

Notasulga, Alabama

Zora Neale Hurston

January 7, 1891 to January 28, 1960

Photo Credit: By Unknown - U.S. Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons.

About ...

Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Her novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God", from 1937, is still widely read around the world today. She also was one of the main writers of the Harlem Renaissance in New York in the 1920s.

Zora’s writing and courage was an inspiration to some of the 20th century’s most influential writers, including Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker.

Special Facts ...

  • Wrote 50 short stories, plays, and essays
  • Her hometown of Eatonville, Florida celebrates her life with an annual festival

Famous Quote:

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

-Zora Neale Hurston