Zora Neale Hurston Accomplishments

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Zora Neale Hurston was a anthropologist, novelist, and folklorist. Zora Neale Hurston played an extremely important part in The Harlem Renaissance, in New York City. Zora Neale Hurston is a prosperous African-American woman of her time. Zora Neale has four novels and over 50 short stories, essays, and plays. She is well known for her novel called Their Eyes Were Watching God, which was published in 1937. Zora Neale Hurston was born in the all-black town of Eatonville, Florida. The setting to the majority of her work took place in Eatonville. (BloomHarold) Zora Neale Hurston is considered as the first successful female leader of twentieth-century for African American literature. Hurston's writing praised southern black culture and influenced the next generations of young black Americans who were interested in literature.

In 1918, Hurston graduated from Morgan College in Baltimore, Maryland. She then …show more content…

She was criticized and yet misunderstood by people severely. Hurston's heart touching obituary at the time of her death renewed interest in Hurston's work. Re-evaluation of her accomplishments as a writer and of her many stories of folklore has resulted in a rekindled interest in the life and literature of Zora Neale Hurston. (ZoraNealeHurston,Obituary) Hurston died from a heart disease on January 28, 1960, and was buried at the Garden of Heavenly Rest in Fort Pierce, Florida. Zora Neale Hurston remains were in an unmarked grave until 1973. Novelist Alice Walker and literary scholar Charlotte Hunt found an unmarked grave in the general area where Hurston had been buried, and decided to mark it as hers. ( ALiteraryBiography)

Zora Neale Hurston's career was full of success and a few obstacles. Hurston's novels, stories, essays, and plays will always have value and meaning behind it. Hurston's educational practice enhanced her knowledge to pursue a literary career. Hurston's big


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