Van Vechten, Carl, photographer. Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston. , 1938. Apr. 3. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004663047/.
Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, researcher, performer, reporter, folklorist, ethnographer, instructor, filmmaker, playwright, and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama, on January 7, 1891. In 1894, Hurston moved with her family to Eatonville, Florida at the age of three and lived her childhood there. Often considering Eatonville home, Zora Neale Hurston used the town as the setting for many of her works.
The Eatonville Branch Library is located in the Town of Eatonville’s Zora Neale Hurston Square. Eatonville is known as the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the United States. Opened January 2005, the Branch honors the legacy of Eatonville resident Zora Neale Hurston.
For 26 years, the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum has provided gallery space for artists of African descent and diaspora. The Hurston is sponsored by the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.), which continues the history and culture of Eatonville.
Life Story: Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) - Biography, discussion questions, and suggested activities related to Hurston's life and works by the New York Historical Society.
Zora Neale Hurston Digital Archive - A repository of biographical, critical, and contextual materials related to Hurston's life and work, created by the University of Central Florida.
Zora Neale Hurston Papers - Digitized collection of manuscripts, documents, and photos from Hurston's life from the University of Florida.
Zora Neale Hurston and the WPA in Florida - Resource with materials from the State Library and Archives of Florida and the Library of Congress detailing Hurston's work with the Federal Writers’ Project.
Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A Space - PBS (2023)
A Celebration of Zora Neale Hurston - 92nd Street Y, New York (2020)
The Lost Years of Zora Neale Hurston - Florida Historical Society (2016)
Meet the Past: Zora Neale Hurston - KCPT (2015)
The Life and Times of Zora Neale Hurston (Part 1) - Public Broadcast Center (2007)
Zora Neale Hurston: Heart with Room for Every Joy - Films Media Group (2005)