Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston

1. Zora Neale Hurston was one of the best writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. 2. She influenced many writers such as Ralph Ellison, Tori Morrison, etc. 3. She was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

Zora Neale Hurston

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Birth

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891.

To get an education, Zora Neale Hurston had many different jobs, including a maid for an actress. She earned an associates degree from Howard University. She published her first book in the universitys newspaper. A few years later she moved to New York Citys Harlem neighborhood, where she became a fixture of in the areas art thriving scene. Around the 1920's, Hurston experienced literary successes, including playwriting contests in Opportunity Magazine. She also had many academic interests. She got a scholarship at Barnard College, where she studied with Franz Boaz. Then, she returned to Florida to collect African-American folk tales. She then published these stories in one of her books, Mules and Men.

Zora Neale Hurston wrote many books. Some of her books were:1. Sweat2. Mules and Men3. Tell My Horse4. Dust Tracks on a Roadetc...

About Zora

1. Zora Neale Hurston was one of the best writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. 2. She influenced many writers such as Ralph Ellison, Tori Morrison, etc. 3. She was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance. 4. She was born in Notasulga, Alabama. 5. She died in Fort Pierce, Florida. 6. She was a daughter of two former slaves.

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Death

Zora Neale Hurston died on January 28, 1960.


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