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

Los Angeles Times - 06 Jan 2014
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 ...
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Zora Neale Hurston: “A Genius of the South”

lareviewofbooks - 13 Nov 2017
FOR PEOPLE BORN since at least the mid-1960s, the first encounter with Zora Neale Hurston was likely reading her second novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. This is thanks in no small part to the efforts by scholars in then-new Black and African ...
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Cornell MFA Student Honored With National Literary Award

Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun - 25 Oct 2017
The award, which was given to Hutchinson for College Writers in the Fiction category, is named after acclaimed African American writers Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright and aims to support emerging black artists from around the country. “It's an ...
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Eve Ewing, creative queen of Chicago

WMOT - 18 Nov 2017
Ewing says her influences range from “The Twilight Zone” and Janelle Monae to battle rap and Zora Neale Hurston. She says she's forged her own path despite the boxes people try to put her in. “All the time when, like people were talking about, 'Oh well ...
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One of Us: Nikesha Williams' first novel addresses status of women

Florida Times-Union - 13 Nov 2017
In her 1937 novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” author Zora Neale Hurston, a Florida native and one-time Jacksonville resident, had one of her characters say that a black woman “is the mule of the world.” Williams said she wrote “Four Women” with the ...
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The power of photography

Rocky Mountain Collegian - 16 Nov 2017
Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God states, “There is a depth of thought untouched by words.” Pictures lead us to so many dimensions of understanding that is too difficult to express through pen and paper. Colorado State University ...
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Josie P. Campbell

The Independent - 16 Nov 2017
Dr. Campbell authored several books focused on some of her favorite authors and subject areas (John Irving, Zora Neale Hurston, popular culture of the Middle Ages). A voracious and analytical reader, Josie instilled in her daughters a similar love of ...
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'Frank Steins' and Staging Disability

Harvard Crimson - 14 Nov 2017
I can't help thinking about a sentence from Zora Neale Hurston's novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” here. Swapping Hurston's “years” with “plays” for our purposes, Hurston writes: “There are [plays] that ask questions and [plays] that answer.” It ...
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The Black Excellence of Kahlil Joseph

The New Yorker - 30 Oct 2017
They took their newborn daughter, Zora (named after Zora Neale Hurston), with them. Like his parents, Joseph attended Loyola Marymount, where he studied film and other subjects. (He never graduated.) It was a course on Asian cinema that changed his life.
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Ava DuVernay talks 'lip service' of diversity programs

Page Six - 09 Nov 2017
DuVernay shared that Coates said he stays in the red phase and works from a place of rage, which is similar to James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston's processes. But no matter from what phase you write, DuVernay noted it is most important to continue to ...
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African-American art exhibit opens Saturday at Freedom Center

Cincinnati.com - 02 Nov 2017
The collection, amassed over four decades by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, features works by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence and Richard Mayhew, alongside archival material related to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston and ...
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WNMU Writer-in-Residence wins major award in Washington DC

Silver City Sun-News - 02 Nov 2017
SILVER CITY — Western New Mexico University's Writer-in-Residence's novel, “Damnificados,” won another major award recently. Author J.J. Amaworo Wilson accepted the 2017 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in ...
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Biography of Louise Thompson Patterson is long overdue

The Philadelphia Tribune - 10 Nov 2017
After teaching business courses at Hampton University, she relocated to New York City and aligned herself with the Harlem Renaissance, working with Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes while organizing race-relations seminars. Writer Dorothy West ...
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Scripps Professor Koenigs, A Literal Gem

The Student Life - 17 Nov 2017
To ask an English professor his favorite novel is not a fair question, but Koenigs managed to narrow it down, citing Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God," Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," and Harriet Jacobs ...
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Valerie Boyd appointed to DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees

On Common Ground News - 17 Nov 2017
Boyd is the author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, considered the definitive biography of Hurston. The book was a winner of the Southern Book Award and was recognized as a Notable Book by the American Library Association.

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