Biography Of Zora Neale Hurston

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February is Black History Month, when the country remembers and celebrates the contributions of its African-American citizens. Blacks have been a part of Florida history for the longest of time. Florida has been shape by historians such as, Zora Neale Hurston, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Joseph W. Hatchett these historians have paved the way for black’s folks toady. To kick it off, Zora Neale Hurston, her best known work is a novel which captures the culture of a working-class black community. Zora was considered by many people to be the pre-eminent (excellent) black female writer in the country. ‘’Her work was everywhere, in major magazines and on bookshelves. She consulted on screenplays for Hollywood. She was also one of the brightest lights of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s. An occasional collaborator with Langston Hughes and a rival of Richard Wright’’. Although she was born in Alabama she’s still a big figure for Floridians. Hurston's star faded and she died poor and unknown in 1960. …show more content…

‘’ After her marriage and move to Florida, Bethune became determined to start a school for girls. Bethune moved from Palatka to Daytona because it had more economic opportunity; it had become a popular tourist destination and businesses were thriving. In October 1904, she rented a small house for $11.00 per month. She made benches and desks from discarded crates, and acquired other items through charity.’’ She was born in North Carolina but she also plays an important role in Florida history. By the information that I present above you can tell that Mary McLeod Bethune was a determined

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