Zora Neale Hurston Victorian Model

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Smashing the Victorian Model Serving as a backdrop for the stage that Zora Neale Hurston would place herself, the Harlem Renaissance was a culmination of young black artists striving to reinvent both themselves and their crafts and an explosion of cultural and artistic expression. Between 1918 and 1928 Hurston made leaps and bounds in developing and cultivating herself as both an individual and an aspiring writer. Her time at both Howard University and Barnard College, Columbia University while studying underneath anthropologist Franz Boas who helped to refine her skills as a writer and researcher. By maintaining a strong connection to her southern roots Hurston revived the strong vernacular of the communities she immersed herself within.
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