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January 7, 1891

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker was born.

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1700s American South and published research on hoodoo. The most popular of her four novels is “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, published in 1937.

When she wasn’t writing lush fiction about black women owning themselves, Zora Neale Hurston was collecting folktales around the South and journeying to the Caribbean. There, she initiated into Voodoo, once by boiling a live black cat and passing its bones over her lips, and took the first known photograph of a zombie. Hurston fell into obscurity even before her death but has seen a major revival of interest indecent decades among readers, feminists, and critics as a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

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