Zora Neale Hurston was an African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama and died poor and alone on January 28, 1960, in Fort Pierce, Florida. Hurston published four novels and numerous short stories, plays, and essays. She wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), considered her masterwork and her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road (1942). Hurston was the first African-American female to receive a diploma from Barnard College, located in Harlem in 1928. She is considered the quintessential female writer during the Harlem Renaissance.
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