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Zora Neale Hurston

b. 1891, Notasulga, AL

d. 1960, Fort Pierce, FL

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Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork: “Wake Up Jacob”, “Tampa,” “Mule on the Mountain,” and “Halimuhfack”, 1928

Note: Zora Neale Hurston is a critically acclaimed novelist, playwright, and anthropologist. And she could very well be considered the first Black American woman filmmaker, as she made several short films and audio recordings documenting every day life in rural areas in Florida. Visit here and here for more information.

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