About Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

She was born January 7, 1891 and is a recognized writer of the Harlem Renaissance.

A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.

In 1918 she went to Howard University (Washington D.C.) and she carried out her matriculation degree. While she was in University, she was fascinated by her philosophy teacher’s methodology. She was influenced by The rich African American history and stories of black people. This was what it inspired her to persue a literary degree. He wrote her first short story “John Redding Goes to Sea” and was published in the Howard University Magazine.

This was an achievement for her since black authors were not considered good and they were not published oftenly. For Zora and other African American artists, the Harlem Renaissance was considered an important era to break the traditional dialectal works of white writers, to explore the black culture. Africans started to realize the greatness of their history and they took pride in their race.

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.


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