• 1942 to 1948 -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1942 Lecture tours Moves to St. Augustine Collects Florida and Seminole folklore November: Publishes autobiography Dust Tracks On a Road 1943 Lives in Daytona Beach Autobiography receives Anisfield-Wolf award for best book in race relations and Howard University's Distinguished Alumni Award November: Divorce from Price final 1944 January: Marries James Howell Pitts of Cleveland, October: Divorces James Howell Pitts December:Collaborates in New York with ...

    • Date: 1942
  • List of Digitized Plays -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    The plays held in the Manuscript Division include: Cold Keener, a Revue (1930) De Turkey and de Law: A Comedy in Three Acts (1930) The Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts (1931) Forty Yards (1931) Lawing and Jawing (1931) Poker! (1931) Woofing (1931) Spunk (1935) The Music Division holds: Meet the Mamma: A Musical Play in Three Acts (1925) The Rare ...

    • Date: 1930
  • About this Collection -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    This collection present ten plays written by Hurston (1891-1960), author, anthropologist, and folklorist. Deposited as unpublished typescripts in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until a manuscript curator rediscovered them in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997. The plays reflect Hurston's life experience, travels, and research, especially her knowledge of folklore in ...

    • Date: 1925
  • Related Resources -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    Glassman, Steve, and Kathryn Lee Seidel, eds. Zora in Florida. Orlando: University of Central Florida Press, 1991; distributed by University Presses of Florida. Hurston, Zora Neale. The Complete Stories. With an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Sieglinde Lemke. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. --. Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. With a foreword by Maya Angelou. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991. --. Folklore, ...

  • Rights and Access -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress is providing access to The Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress for educational and research purposes, and makes no warranty with regard to its use for other purposes. The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. Copyright (see Title 17 of the United States Code) or other restrictions on use of the plays. As far ...

  • 1949 to 1960 -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1949 Legal case against her is dismissed Travels to the Bahamas 1950 Takes job briefly as a maid in Miami, Florida Lives in New York and then Belle Glade, Florida 1951 Publishes political articles and reviews books 1952 Writes journalism Experiences health problems 1955 Her long-researched book on Herod the Great is rejected Writes opposing Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision on ...

    • Date: 1949