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Author Spotlight–Zora Neale Hurston

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   Born in Notasulga, Alabama, on January 15, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston moved to Eatonville, Florida as a young child and considered it her hometown. Eatonville was a unique town, in that it was established as the first incorporated African–American community. Founded just north of Orlando, by twenty-seven African–American men on August 18, 1887, Eatonville influenced the setting for much of her writing. (The… read more >>