zora neale hurston,  portrait by carl van vechten  new york, 1940

studiomuseum: “The New Yorker highlights Carl Van Vechten’s timeless photographs of the African American experience in Harlem. Images: Top: Zora Neale Hurston, 1940 Row two: L: Leontyne Price, 1953 R:.

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -Alice Walker

Alice Malsenior Walker (b Feb American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, & activist. Wrote critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple 1982 for which Walker won National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize

[1891 - Zora Neale Hurston, novelist, folklorist, anthropologist, born in Eatonville, Florida]

Zora Neale Hurston (b. January 1891 – d. January Today’s feature is on author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Active during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora …

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston, Writer “Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” - Dust Tracks on Road by Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara.

Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alic

Photograph of Zora Smoking taken by Robert Cook, or Stetson Kennedy. Cross City, Florida. 1939.

Photograph of Zora Smoking taken by Robert Cook

Zora Neale Hurston novelist, folklorist and anthropologist, smoking. Taken by Robert Cook, or Stetson Kennedy in Cross City, Florida.

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