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Zora Neale Hurston was a teacher for a very short time at Florida Memorial College during World
War II This is where she stayed. October 1927 “ Publishes an account of the black settlement at
Fort Mose (See
Fort Mose for full article)  in St. Augustine, Florida, in the Journal   of Negro
History
. The house is located at 791 King Street in West St. Augustine.
Online Zora Plays at the Library of Congress

Cold Keener, a Revue
De Turkey and de Law: A Comedy in Three Acts
Forty Yards
Lawing and Jawing
Meet the Mamma: A Musical Play in Three Acts
The Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts
Poker!
Polk County: A Comedy of Negro Life on a Sawmill Camp with Authentic Negro Music in Three
Acts
Spunk
Woofing

For additional Zora plays see Collected Plays including Color Struck
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Zora Recordings Available online at the Library of Congress

Georgia Skin
Interview with Wallace Quarterman, part 1
Interview with Wallace Quarterman, part 2
Interview with Wallace Quarterman, part 3
Description of lining track
Georgia Skin
Tilly, Lend Me Your Pigeon
Oh Mr. Brown
Halimuhfack
Dat Old Black Gal
Mule on the Mount
Uncle Bud
Wake Up, Jacob
Crow Dance
Po' Gal
Stewboy
Mama Don't Want No peas, No Rice
Let the Deal Go Down
Let's Shake It
Stewboy
Shove it Over
Evalina
Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe
Po Boy
Oh Mr. Brown
Library of Congress
Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Ala  (January 7, 1891)  and became a writer,
anthropologist, and folklorist. At the age of 14 she traveled with a drama troupe - Gilbert and
Sullivan. She went to  Morgan Academy (graduated 1918), Howard University (associate degree
1920), Barnard College and Columbia University (studying under anthropologist, Dr. Franz Boas.)
Her first short story was "John Redding Goes to Sea" in the Howard literary magazine. She was
awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1928. Hurston wrote  3 novels:
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934),
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), and Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939), and an
autobiography,
Dust Tracks on a Dirt Road (1942). In the 1928 and 29 Hurston made a few
ethnographic movies as a project director. She was a folklorist with the Federal Writers' Project in
Florida.  She died in poverty in 1960. Jean Parker Waterbury of St. Augustine was her agent.

Zora Neale Hurston's first marriage to Herbert Sheen took place on May 19, 1927, in St.
Augustine.  She was hospitalized at Flagler Hospital with liver problems in 1929. In 1942, she came
back to St. Augustine  in April to revise
Dust Tracks on a Road. Her play Color Struck (never
produced) was set in part in St. Augustine. While  at Florida Memorial College.Hurston had a
controversy  with the president of Florida Memorial  school and with the U.S. War Department.
She complained about inadequate living conditions for the Signal Corps that had been established at
Florida Normal. While in St. Augustine she became a friend of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
"Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to
'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least
we would get off the ground." Zora Neale Hurston
"You are right in assuming that I am
indifferent to the pattern of things.  I
am.  I have never liked stale phrases and
bodyless courage.  I have the nerve to
walk my own way, however hard, in my
search for reality, rather than clink upon
the rattling wagon of wishful illusions."
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora - Library of Congress
To find Zora Neal Hurston books contact ZORA NEALE HURSTON TRUST.

Translation, film, and permissions requests may be submitted in writing via this link. Certain
Hurston titles permissions are the responsibility of the Permissions Department at HarperCollins
Publishers.

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD







THE COMPLETE STORIES











EVERY TONGUE GOT TO CONFESS -Negro Folk-Tales from the
Gulf States








DUST TRACKS ON A ROAD







MULES AND MEN








MULE BONE A Comedy of Negro Life by Langston Hughes and Zora
Neale Hurston







TELL MY HORSE - Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica







JONAH’S GOURD VINE - A Novel









MOSES, MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN








SERAPH ON THE SUWANEE - A Novel






WHAT'S THE HURRY, FOX?





THE SIX FOOLS




THE THREE WITCHES








LIES AND OTHER TALL TALES








THE SKULL TALKS BACK - And Other Haunting Tales







See the
Zora Neal Hurston official web site.
Short Stories
Sweat

Assorted
Zora Neale Hurston's -
Glossary of Harlem Slang - Slang terms circa 1930's

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