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Zora Neale Hurston's focus on racial Heritage through her literature.


  • 1. Zora Neale HurstonFocus on Racial Heritage in Literature
    Chasity Austin
    Professor Owens
    English 1102
    3 October 2010

2. Introduction
Zora Neale Hurston:
Born January 7, 1891
Writer in HarlemRenaissance
1st African American to publish folklore.
Died January 28, 1960
3. Zora Neale Hurston was the only writer in the 1920s and 1930s from a Southern background who evaluated her Southern exposure, realized the richness of her racial heritage, and built her fiction on it.
- Joyce Pettis
4. Literature Works
A novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston was typical on black culture from the Harlem Renaissance.
5. Hurstons Focus On
Racial Heritage
Hurstons Racial Heritage In Literature Focuses On:

  • Description of rural area specifically in the South.

6. Southern dialect used by Hurstons characters within the story. 7. Domination over women by men 8. Racism Controversy among African Americans & Caucasians still existing after slavery ending in 1865.


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