Zora Neale Hurston is one of the great writers to come out of the Harlem Renaissance. She wrote novels, short stories and traveled extensively in the Southern United States and Haiti collecting oral histories and folk tales. She once said, “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” She saw talent all around her community and believed her heritage was worthy of preservation. Please check out our collection of Zora Neale Hurston’s work. May we suggest starting with Mules and Men and Their Eyes Were Watching God.