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Zora Neale Hurston: Web Resources

Zora Sources at UCF

Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies

As a significant element of the UCF College of Humanities, the Hurston Institute will bring a world focus to the theory and practice of forms of storytelling, cinematic expression, research and programs that encourage civic engagement and meaningfully address the work of excluded communities using an arts, culture and humanities framework that is located outside the interests of the mainstream.

Zora Archive at UCF

Launched in 2006 by Anna Lillios, Mark L. Kamrath, and J.D. Applen, the Zora Neale Hurston Digital Archive has two goals. Its primary purpose is to provide an academic site that will provide a repository of biographical, historical, critical, and other contextual materials related to Hurston's life and work. The site also seeks to make available various teaching resources so that both teachers and students can more fully appreciate the cultural and literary richness of Hurston's numerous writings. With time and funding, we hope to also develop a digital edition of Hurston's writings.

A secondary goal of the site is to work closely with the city of Eatonville, Florida, The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, and other interested parties in documenting Hurston's accomplishments both as a regional ethnographer and anthropologist and one of the world's most talented African–American women writers.

Zora & Politics

"The Newly Complicated Zora Neale Hurston"

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, news about Zora's fiction depicting urban black culture during the Harlem Renaissance.

"Thus Spake Zora"

From City Journal, an insight into Zora's conservative political views.

PBS Special

Open Access Books and/or Articles on Zora

Both found in the PALMM Collection

Newland, L. (1970). Twelve black Floridians (pp. 43-52). Tallahassee, FL: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Foundation.

Pratt, T. (1961, July). Zora Neale Hurston. The Florida Historical Quarterly, 40(1), 35-40.

The Life & Times of Zora Neale Hurston