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Who is Zora Neale Hurston? *PIC*

...And why is she a 'Must Read'?

When doing a GOOGLE SEARCH on ["Zora Neale Hurston" +biography] the results came back with 3,910 hits. Below is just one.

From "Voices From the Gaps - Women Writers of Color"

Though during her life Zora Neale Hurston claimed her birth date as January 7, 1901 and her birth place as Eatonville, Florida, she was actually born on that date in the year 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama. Within the first year or two of her life her family moved to all-black Eatonville, however, and this community shaped her life and her writing to a significant degree.

John Hurston, the author's father, was a carpenter and a preacher and was several times elected mayor of their town. Her mother, Lucy, died in 1904......read more at:

http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/ZoraNealeHurston.html

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