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the Project on the History of Black Writing (HBw) presents:

Hurston on the Horizon: Past, Present and Future

A National Endowment for the Humanities Virtual Summer Institute on the works of Zora Neale Hurston to take place July 11-30, 2021.

About the Institute

Learn more about the fundamental questions posed by contemporary Hurston scholarship and how those questions inform the Institute.

Institute Faculty

Get to know the team of faculty who will lead the Institute’s multidisciplinary exploration of Hurston’s life and work.

Public Outreach

Access the latest information about the Institute, including announcements of public events and outreach growing out of its work.

January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s American South and published research on hoodoo and Vodou. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937.

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