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"Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, to 'jump at de sun,' because even though Zora might not land quite that high, at least she'd get off the ground. And Zora jumped... to Joe Clark's general store to listen to tales of Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox; to Howard Univesrity where she decided she'd be a famous writer; to Harlem in New York City to make that dream come true....
"Raised in the small all-Black Florida town of Eatonville, Zora Neale Hurston studied at Howard University before arriving in New York in 1925. She would soon become a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, best remembered for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. But even as she gained renown in the Harlem literary circles, Hurston was also discovering anthropology at Barnard College with the renowned Franz Boas. She would make several trips to...
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