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1. Zora Neale Hurston
● Born in 1891 in Alabama,where she grew up, and then moved to Eatonville,Florida. ● Zora’s mom died in 1904 when her life hit a rough turning point,and ended up in New York City.
● Zora received several scholarships to attend many different prestigious universities during the 1920’s.
● Zora was a major in anthropology, novelist, and was a great folklorist. She also combined them in her literature.
● Zora created a mule with Hughes in 1930 called Mule Black; A comedy of Negro Life
in Three Acts.
● Hurston published her first book
Jonah’s Gourd Vine
that portrayed African
American life and received good critics.
● September 1936March 1937: Zora is stationed in Haiti; Writes Their Eyes Were
in even weeks.
● Hurston also wrote a biography called
Dust Tracks on a Road
a highly regarded book.
● Suffers a stroke in 1959, she survives.
● Zora was not remembered as much but later was known as a great novelist. (
Their Eyes Were Watching God
received mixed reviews, some praising the work while others criticized it.
3. Eatonville was located in Florida, which is constantly struck by hurricanes, which the author used to inflict tragedy to Janie and Tea Cake’s lives. Eatonville also allowed for the address of the theme of racism, as well as other themes.
4. Eatonville was different in which it was considered as a “race colony”, which meant that rather than the area being developed by whites, the city was developed by AfricanAmerican independent communities and therefore became predominantly African American. It is also ...
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