Google Doodle Honors Writer, Barnard College Grad Zora Neale Hurston

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Google Doodle Honors Writer, Barnard College Grad  Zora Neale Hurston

Google Doodle honors writer, Barnard College grad Zora Neale Hurston.  Born January 7, 1891 (year is estimated) –  January 28, 1960,  Zora Neale Hurston is an American author, anthropologist and one of the great figures of the Harlem Renaissance.  She is best remembered for her numerous short stories and novels, including her famous work Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Zora Neale Huston graduated from Barnard College, the well-known women’s college in partnership with Columbia University, where she received a scholarship and was its first black graduate.  She studied with other great women of her day, including the famous cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, and became the protege of Franz Boas, who is considered the “father” of American modern anthropology.

I am honored to call Zora Neale Hurston a “Barnard sister” and to celebrate her today on her 123rd birthday!

More on Zora Neal Hurston on Wikipedia and her official website.  Watch this video for a short bio of this brilliant and bodacious American writer and folklorist:

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