Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

America (Alabama) 1891 - 1960

folklore of the Americas; poet; political activist; anthropologist ; Voodoo (or Voodun); Harlem Renaissance; controversy over dialect fiction in American literature;

Connections

Teachers

Margaret Mead; Franz Boas; Dr. Ruth Benedict; Lafcadio Hearn; Joseph J. Williams; W.E.B. Du Bois ; Drusilla Dunjee Houston ; Haile Selassie;

Students

Darius James; Sallie Ann Glassman; Chuck Furnace; Alice Walker ; Charlotte Hunt; Toni Morrison; Maya Angelou;

Friends

Herbert Sheen, 1st husband; Albert Price, 2nd husband, less than a year; Langston Hughes ; Charlotte Osgood Mason, sponsor; William Bradford Huie; Ralph Ellison;

Enemies

Richard Wright;

Organizations

Barnard College; the Niggerati of Harlem;

Author

Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937; short story, John Redding Goes to Sea,, 1921; Mules and Men (1935); Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts, a play with Langston Hughes; Tell My Horse (1938)(Voodun in Haiti and Jamaica); Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934); Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939); Seraph on the Suwanee, 1948; “Every Tongue Got to Confess” after her death, 2001;

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