Zora N. Hurston

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  • Born

    Born
    She was born in Notasulga, in Alabama.
  • Moved to Eantonville

    When she was three years old, her family moved to Eatonville, Florida. The town was one of the first all-black towns incorporated in the United States.
  • Death of Zora's mother

    Her mother died, her name was Lucy Ann Potts Hurston and she was a teacher.
  • Her first steps

    She joined a traveling theatrical company, she visited with her company New York City during the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Her first history

    Her first history
    She public her first story: John Redding Goes to Sea, in the university's magazine.
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    Her University studies

    She was studying in Howard University, but finally she was obligated to finish her studies in 1924.
  • Her first scholarship

    She won a scholarship to Barnard College, where she studied anthropology under Franz Boas.
  • Her first marriage

    Her first marriage
    Hurston married Herbert Sheen, a jazz musician and a former teacher at Howard, who later became a physician.
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    Her first marriage

    Hurston married Herbert Sheen, a jazz musician and a former teacher at Howard, who later became a physician.
    Their marriage ended in 1931.
  • End of her college career

    End of her college career
    She graduated from Barnard.
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    Her postgraduate

    After her graduation, she studied graduate studies in anthropology at Columbia University for two years.
  • Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts

    Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts
    Hurston collaborated with Hughes on this play, that never finished, and was published after her death in 1991.
  • Her first novel

    Her first novel
    She published her first novel, Jonah’s Gourd Vine, which was well received by critics for its portrayal of African American life.
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Tell My Horse

    Tell My Horse
    A blend of travel writing and anthropology based on her investigations of voodoo in Haiti, and Moses
  • Man of the Mountain

    Man of the Mountain
    This novel, firmly established her as a major author.
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    Her second marriage

    She married Albert Price, while Hurston was working for the WPA in Florida.
    The marriage ended after few months, but they did not divorce until 1943.
  • Dust Tracks

    An autobiography, is much appreciated.
  • Her third marriage

    Hurston married James Howell Pitts of Cleveland. That marriage lasted less than a year.
  • Her last book

    Her last book
    The novel Seraph on the Suwanee, was her last book before her retire.
  • Death

    She died in Fort Pierce, Florida for an hypertensive heart disease on January 28, 1960, and was buried at the Garden of Heavenly Rest in Fort Pierce, Florida.