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Zora Neale Hurston

Harlem Renaissance
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Keith Badersnider

on 25 August 2013

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Transcript of Zora Neale Hurston

ZORA NEALE HURSTON
What's the Big deal?
Their Eyes Were Watching God
About a proud independent black woman in society.
A turning point for woman’s literature.
First published in 1937
Reissued in 1978
Called “the greatest works in the canon of African-American fiction”
BIOGRAPHY
Eatonville
Childhood
"Jump for de sun"
"The hour began my wanderings"
Evil stepmother
20 is the new 30!
Short Stories, plays, and essays
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Father
Staying away from playgrounds

"Two things everbody's got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin' fuh theyselves."
Political Significance
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