ZORA NEALE HURSTON
 "I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my  search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon...
CHILDHOOD B. January 7, 1891   Notasulga, Alabama Moved to Eatonville, Florida as a toddler   Eatonville was always ho...
EATONVILLE Eatonville was the nation’s first  incorporated black township. It was  established in 1887. Growing up here  ...
TRAGEDY STRIKES Hurstons mother died in 1904. Zora was only 13. She said, "That hour began my wanderings. Not so much in...
GOING BACK IN TIME In 1917, ZNH ended up in Baltimore where she knocked ten  years of f her age so she could finish high ...
ZNH AND THE RENAISSANCE Zora graduated from Barnard college in 1928, where she had  written—and published—several stories...
MAJOR WORKS Jonahs Gourd Vine (novel) Mules and Men (a collection of folklore). Their Eyes Were Watching God (novel, 19...
A FAMILIAR FATE Like many writers of her time, Hurston was not rich, although  she was famous in her lifetime. She died ...
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A Brief Zora Neale Hurston Biography

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A brief biography of Zora Neale Hurston, a Harlem Renaissance author and playwright. She was also a anthropologist.

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A Brief Zora Neale Hurston Biography

  1. 1. ZORA NEALE HURSTON
  2. 2.  "I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions." - Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen
  3. 3. CHILDHOOD B. January 7, 1891  Notasulga, Alabama Moved to Eatonville, Florida as a toddler  Eatonville was always home  Slightly idealized
  4. 4. EATONVILLE Eatonville was the nation’s first incorporated black township. It was established in 1887. Growing up here influenced ZNH greatly—she was surrounded by positive, black role - models.
  5. 5. TRAGEDY STRIKES Hurstons mother died in 1904. Zora was only 13. She said, "That hour began my wanderings. Not so much in geography, but in time. Then not so much in time as in spirit .“ Her father quickly remarried  Zora and her stepmother did not get along  Leaves home
  6. 6. GOING BACK IN TIME In 1917, ZNH ended up in Baltimore where she knocked ten years of f her age so she could finish high school. She was ten years younger from that day on…
  7. 7. ZNH AND THE RENAISSANCE Zora graduated from Barnard college in 1928, where she had written—and published—several stories and articles. She “elbowed” her way into the Harlem Renaissance, befriending the likes of Langston Hughes
  8. 8. MAJOR WORKS Jonahs Gourd Vine (novel) Mules and Men (a collection of folklore). Their Eyes Were Watching God (novel, 1937)  Her most famous and well-received novel Tell My Horse (a study of Caribbean Voodoo practices , 1938) Moses, Man of the Mountain (novel, 1939) Dust Tracks on a Road, (autobiography, 1942)
  9. 9. A FAMILIAR FATE Like many writers of her time, Hurston was not rich, although she was famous in her lifetime. She died on January 28, 1960 of a stroke. Her neighbors had to take up a collection for her funeral. Her grave remained unmarked until 1973.
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