Famous People of the 1920's

Voneterria Milner

Zora Neale Hurston

Born: January 7, 1891

Death: January 28, 1960

Religion: Baptist

Political Views

She was a republican, she was very passionate about individual pride and personal responsibility, over cultural pride and " groupthink".


Notasulga, Alabama


Lucy Ann Hurston ( Mother )
John Hurston ( Father )

About Her

Hurston was the daughter of two former slaves. Her father was a pastor, and he moved the family to florida when Hurston was very young. To support and finance her efforts to get an education , Hurston worked a variety of jobs, including as a maid for an actress in a touring Gilbert and Sullivan group.

Zora Neale Hurston spent her early adulthood studying at various universe and collecting folklore from the south, the caribbean and Latin America. She published her findings in Mules and Men. Hurston was a fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, she published her masterwork of fiction, Their Eyes Were Watching God.

What did she do for a living

Whats her highest education

She was a folklorist, anthropologist, novelist, and a short story writer

Associate Degree


Herbert Sheen - First Husband (1927-1931)

Albert Price - Second Husband (1939-1943)

Famous Quotes

Interesting Facts

She managed to publish more than 50 plays, essays, and short stories and 4 novels.

She was falsely accused of raping a 10 year old boy. The case was dismissed and she was in Honduras at the time of trial but her personal life was rocked by the scandalous accusation

She died of hypertension heart disease on 28 January 1960. Her grave was unmarked

Comment Stream

2 years ago

Wow! I didn't know anything about Hurston so all of this information is new. I find it interesting that she was a daughter of two former slaves and that she played a big role in the Harlem Renaissance.