Zora Neal Hurston, An Exemplar of Intersectionality of Black Womanhood, Professionalism, and Artistic Talent

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr. Frankie Denise Powell, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), the most prominent of the Harlem Renaissance women writers, was unique because her social and professional connections were not limited to literature but encompassed theatre, dance, film, anthropology, folklore, music, politics, high society, academia, and artistic bohemia. Hurston published four novels, three books of nonfiction, and dozens of short stories, plays, and essays. In addition, she won a long list of fellowships and prizes, including a Guggenheim and a Rosenwald.The perennial work of Zora Neale Hurston is a grand model for women of color to exemplify. Her intersectionality of being an HBCU graduate and sorority member resonates in our lives and informs our individual talents and professional development as women.

Additional Information

Office for Diversity and Inclusion; The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Language: English
Date: 2019
Women's Literature, Women Writers, African American Literature, African American Folklore, American history, Harlem Renaissance, Twentieth-century American literature
Hurston, Zora Neale
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Folklorists -- United States -- Biography
African American authors – Biography

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