Zora Neale Hurston. 1891-1960. Family. Father-Baptist minister, tenant farmer, mayor and carpenter Mother-school teacher (died in 1904); her father remarried. Moved to Eatonville, Florida at age 3—the first incorporated black community in American. Education.
Attended Howard University and received her B. A. in anthropology from Barnard College (only black student in the the school) and Columbia University in 1928
“Man 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.”