Happy Birthday, Zora Neale Hurston!

Author of four novels and several short stories, plays, and essays, including the classic masterpiece Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most prominent literary figures of the Harlem Renaissance.


And you might not know that she also rocks… literally. Hurtson had a deep interest in folklore, including song and dance. She spent much of her time researching them, and there are even recorded performances of her singing some of them, like the crow dance and song below!

Check her out!


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