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Zora Neale Hurston Plays

presents manuscripts of 10 plays written by author, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). The plays had been deposited in the U.S. Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944 but were unpublished and unproduced until they were rediscovered in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997. The plays reflect Hurston's life experience, travels, research, and study of folklore in the African-American South. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

On January 28, 1960, Zora Neale Hurston died and was buried in Garden of Heavenly Rest in an unmarked grave. Later, in 1973, it was marked by Alice Walker.
[Zora Hurston, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, beating the hountar, or mama drum]. 1937. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of C

Half-length portrait


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