South Florida’s Development Intern, Shawna, will be blogging throughout March about strong women in Florida. This week, Shawna writes about author, Zora Neale Hurston. 
In order to commemorate Women’s History Month, the South Florida office of Strong Women, Strong Girls, is doing their part to get the word out about strong women in Florida.
This week we are pleased to present Zora Neale Hurston.
Hurston, born January 7, 1891, was an African-American writer of fiction and folklore who also had a strong interest in anthropology. She was born in Alabama but grew up in Eatonville, FL, the backdrop of many of her works which include four novels and two books of folklore. Zora is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, a story about Janie Crawford’s journey from a little girl to a strong, independent woman.
You can listen to an excerpt of this critically-acclaimed work here.
See you all next Friday!

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