Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston

Birthplace: Notasulga, Macon, Alabama, United States
Death: January 28, 1960 (69)
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Cornelius Hurston and Lucy Ann Hurston
Ex-wife of Herbert Sheen; Albert Price and James Howell Pitts

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About Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

In addition to new editions of her work being published after a revival of interest in her in 1975, her manuscript Every Tongue Got to Confess (2001), a collection of folktales gathered in the 1920s, was published posthumously after being discovered in the Smithsonian archives.

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Zora Neale Hurston's Timeline

January 7, 1891
Notasulga, Macon, Alabama, United States
January 28, 1960
Age 69
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States