Famous People of the 1920's
Zora Neale Hurston
Born: January 7, 1891
Death: January 28, 1960
She was a republican, she was very passionate about individual pride and personal responsibility, over cultural pride and " groupthink".
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
Herbert Sheen - First Husband (1927-1931)
Albert Price - Second Husband (1939-1943)
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