Zora Neale Hurston
American novelist, folklorist, journalist, and critic, was born in Eatonville, Florida, the first incorporated all‐black town in America. She was a prolific writer during the 1920s and 1930s, prominent within the Harlem Renaissance. Her works include Mules and Men (1935), a study of Black American folklore in the South; Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), her best‐known novel; and Dust Tracks on a Road (1942), an autobiography. Writers such as A. Walker and T. Morrison acknowledge their debt to her.