Civil Rights Activist, Author (1891-1960)
“When I set my hat at a certian angle and saunter down Seventh Avenue, Harlem City, feeling as snooty as the lions in front of the Forty-Second Street Library for instance… I am the eternal feminine with its string of beads… I am merely a fragment of the Great Soul that surges within…” – Zora Neale Hurston
Today we celebrate the acclaimed author, Zora Neale Hurston. Born in Alabama in 1891, to two former slaves, Hurston would one day take New York City’s Harlem Renaissance by storm. With her novels like Their Eyes Were Watching God and acclaimed short stories such as, “Sweet”, Hurston established herself as a literary force.