Eatonville, Florida: Raising Up Zora Neale Hurston and the Rest of Us !

Eatonville photo by Angela N. Eatonville is the nation's first African-American incorporated municipality.

There is no question that Zora Neale Hurston was the first African-American woman to make a significant contribution to anthropology. The famous writer, anthropologist, and folklorist was born on January 7, 1891 in Alabama. Before she had even turned a year old her family moved to the all African-American town of Eatonville, Florida. Zora Neale Hurston is an inspiration to us all, fighting against all odds to become the woman that we remember today. She is an inspiration to me as a fellow … [Read more...]


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