• 1925 to 1929 -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    January 1925 Moves to New York City July 1925 Registers play Meet the Mamma for copyright Wins Opportunity magazine contest for short story, "Spunk," and play, "Color Struck" Works for author Fannie Hurst Enters Barnard College on scholarship Portrait of Fannie Hurst. Carl Van Vechten, photographer. March 16, 1938. From the Carl Van Vechten Photograph Collection. 1926 Studies with anthropologist Franz Boas at Columbia ...

    • Date: 1938-03-16
  • 1891 to 1924 -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1891 Born January 15, Notasulga, Alabama 1892 Family moves to Eatonville, Florida 1897 Father, John Hurston, elected mayor 1904 Mother, Lucy Potts, dies 1905 Father remarries Leaves home, living largely in Jacksonville, Florida 1915 Moves to Memphis, Tennessee 1916 Works as a maid for Gilbert and Sullivan troupe 1917 Works as a waitress in Baltimore, Maryland, and enters Morgan Academy 1918 Graduates from Morgan ...

  • 1930 to 1935 -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1930 January-February: Does fieldwork in the Bahamas In New York City, New Jersey and the South Collaborates with Langston Hughes on their play Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life Portrait of Langston Hughes. Gordon Parks, photographer. 1943. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. From the Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction #: LC-USW3-033841-C DLC October 1930 Registers her revue, Cold Keener, ...

  • 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 Deposited as unpublished typescripts in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until a manuscript curator rediscovered them in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997.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
  • 1936 to 1941 -- Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1936 Awarded Guggenheim fellowship, March Travels in Jamaica and Haiti Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston. Carl Van Vechten, photographer. April 3, 1938. From the Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction #: LC-USZ62-79898 DLC September 1937 Publishes Their Eyes Were Watching God, written in seven weeks the previous December 1938 Joins Federal Writers' Project (WPA), collecting Florida folklore Spring: Comes to Washington, D.C. Starts field work ...

    • Date: 1938-04-03