Zora Neale Hurston

By Benjamin Amaya

Zora Neale Hurston's Life

Zora Neale Hurston was born in January 7, 1891 in Notasulga Alabama. Zora studied at many different universities including; Columbia University, Howard University, Barnard College, and Morgan State University. For a hobby Zora would collect folklore from the South, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Hurston was famous for writing novels. As an occupation Zora worked as an author, novelist, and anthropologist. Notable works that Neale did was her book. Her best book was “Their Eyes were Watching God.” The awards she won were the Anisfield-Wolf Bode Award, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, U.S. and Canada, and The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Musical. Zora Neale Hurston was famous from mostly the Harlem Renaissance. Zora tried making the Black Culture more visible, and to change it with music, and literature. Zora died in January 28, 1960 in Fort Pierce, Florida because of a stroke(s).