ZORA NEALE HURSTON

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Born January 7, 1891

Notasulga, AL, USA

Died January 28, 1960

Fort Pierce, FL, USA

Greeting card artwork by Amanda Lenz.

  • Author and anthropologist, considered one of the pre-eminent African American writers of the 20th century

  • Best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God; published four novels and over 50 short stories, plays and essays

  • Rediscovered by writer Alice Walker, who called her “a genius of the south”

  • Established a school of dramatic arts at Bethune-Cookman College in 1934

  • Served on the faculty at North Carolina College for Negroes, which became North Carolina Central University