January 7th is the birth anniversary of African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. Zora was born on January 7, 1891 in Eatonville, FL. She is one of the most important African-American writers of the 20th century. Zora also became an integral part ofthe Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. During her lifetime, Zora wrote four novels, including the classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that was published in 1937. Ms. Hurston died on January 28, 1960.
The Jacinot City Branch Library owns Their Eyes Were Watching God, as well as Every Tongue Got to Confess, What's the Hury Fox in our Juvenile collection, and The Six Fools that is also in our Juvenile collection. Please stop by our branch and take a look at these books by Ms. Hurston.