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  1. 1. Zora Neale Hurston 1891-1960 Cody Beck Jessica Donovan Mike Roush
  2. 2. Hurston <ul><li>Born in Notasulga, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Eatonville, Florida at a young age </li></ul><ul><li>Town protected her from racism </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hurston <ul><li>Father was a Baptist preacher </li></ul><ul><li>Mother was the main support for her children </li></ul><ul><li>After mothers death Hurston lived with many different relatives </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hurston <ul><li>Howard University in Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Harlem to pursue a literary career </li></ul><ul><li>Barnard College </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Mrs. R. Osgood Mason </li></ul><ul><li>Other writer of Harlem </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Depression </li></ul>Hurston
  6. 6. <ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very little interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jonah’s Gourd Vine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mules and Men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their Eyes Were Watching God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dust Tracks on a Road </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Last decade of her life was spent working on and off as a mad </li></ul>Hurston
  7. 7. The Eatonville Anthology <ul><li>The Pleading Woman </li></ul><ul><li>Turpentine Love </li></ul><ul><li>Tippy </li></ul><ul><li>The Way of a Man with a Train </li></ul><ul><li>Coon Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Village Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Double-Shuffle </li></ul><ul><li>Pants and Cal’line </li></ul>
  8. 8. How it Feels to Be Colored Me <ul><li>Tells how as a little girl she was the first “welcome-to-out-state” Floridian </li></ul><ul><li>Feels she does not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood and is not tragically colored </li></ul><ul><li>At certain times she feels she has no race </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Gilded Six-Bits <ul><li>Tells about the happy marriage of Joe and Missie May </li></ul><ul><li>A new ice cream Shop opens up in town and is owned by Slemmons </li></ul><ul><li>Slemmons has Gold </li></ul><ul><li>Missie May wants to get gold for her husband so she sleeps with Slemmon </li></ul><ul><li>Joe pulls away from Missie after the affair </li></ul><ul><li>Missie May is pregnant and the baby turns out looking just like Joe </li></ul><ul><li>Joe forgives Missie May and the get back to their happy marriage. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Sites <ul><li>www.bookrags.com/The_Eatonville_Anthology </li></ul><ul><li>www.zoranealehurston.com </li></ul>

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