Zora Neale Hurston

Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston. Image Courtesy: Florida Memory Project.

Faces of Black History today... takes us to Fort Pierce. That's where world-renown Harlem Renaissance author, anthropologist, and storyteller Zora Neale Hurston spent the last years of her life.

She is best known for writing "Their Eyes Were Watching God" in 1937. It later became a movie produced by Oprah Winfrey and starring Halle Berry...

In all-- Zora Neale Hurston actually wrote four novels and published more than 50 short stories.

She died in Fort Pierce in 1960 and today you can explore the "Dust Tracks Heritage Trail". It captures her time in that city and her travels through Florida and the Caribbean.

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