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Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle
Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle

Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a dazzler. She grew up in America's first all-black incorporated town, Eatonville, Fla., from which she drew in her fiction. Today, the small city proudly proclaims it was "authenticated by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a writer, anthropologist, a black woman." Hurston's schoolteacher mother was an inspiration to her, pushing her to "jump at de sun." After her mother died and her preacher father remarried,...

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