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  • De Turkey and de Law: A Comedy in Three Acts

    De Turkey and de Law: A Comedy in Three Acts

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1930

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  • Meet the Mamma: A Musical Play in Three Acts

    Meet the Mamma: A Musical Play in Three Acts

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1925

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  • Cold Keener, a Revue

    Cold Keener, a Revue

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1930

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

    1949 to 1960 -- Zora Neale Hurston Pla...

    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 ...

  • Poker!

    Poker!

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1931

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  • The Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts

    The Mule-Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Hughes, Langston
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1931

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  • Timeline --                        Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress
  • Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    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 Deposited as unpublished typescripts in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until a manuscript curator rediscovered them in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997.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
  • 1930 to 1935 --                        Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1930 to 1935 -- Zora Neale Hurston Pla...

    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, ...

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

    List of Digitized Plays -- Zora Neale ...

    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
  • 1936 to 1941 --                        Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1936 to 1941 -- Zora Neale Hurston Pla...

    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 ...

  • Lawing and Jawing

    Lawing and Jawing

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1931

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

    1925 to 1929 -- Zora Neale Hurston Pla...

    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 ...

  • Spunk

    Spunk

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1935

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

    1942 to 1948 -- Zora Neale Hurston Pla...

    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 ...

  • 1891 to 1924 --                        Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

    1891 to 1924 -- Zora Neale Hurston Pla...

    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 ...

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

    Related Resources -- Zora Neale Hursto...

    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

    Rights and Access -- Zora Neale Hursto...

    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 ...

  • Forty Yards

    Forty Yards

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1931

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  • Articles and Essays --                        Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress
  • Woofing

    Woofing

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1931

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