Zora Neale Hurston And The Harlem Renaissance

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Zora Neale Hurston and The Harlem Renaissance

“One of the greatest writers of our time,” says Toni Morrison referring to Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston (Anna Lillios, 2014).. Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most famous writers of this era left a legacy through her pieces of writing during the Harlem Renaissance by celebrating black culture in her pieces. Her writing was known to be very original and artistic. Zora Neale Hurston was bold with her ideas for writing. Her writing wasn't limited by conventional expectations. Hurston was confident and courageous in her writing leading others to be inspired by her work. Hurston changed history though writing. Her writing still affects us today because of how powerful her words were. Zora Neale Hurston changed history and
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First, The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s. The purpose of the Harlem Renaissance was that it created a new black cultural identity (Beth Rowen and Borgna Bower 2007).Next, this era was a time for people to find their identity in music, writing, plays, and much more.This was also a way for African - Americans to find their identity as individuals. This is where the African - American authors came to get their names known. The purpose of the Harlem Renaissance was to help the African- American culture find their identity as an individual instead of being labeled by other people’s opinions ( Rowen and Borgna , 2007 ). Because of all of the opportunities that Harlem presented, Zora Neale Hurston was able to leave a legacy during this era . Between 1920 and 1930: 750, 000 African- Americans migrated from the South to the North because of all the job opportunities and
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