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Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama at the turn of the 20th century. Hurston gave different birth dates throughout her life. That willingness to tell an embellished tale is one of Hurston’s remarkable eccentricities. She was raised in Eatonville, Florida, one of the few all-Black towns with its own government and sustainable economy.

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article courtesy of NewsOne.com

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