Zora Neale Hurston (January 7th 1891-January 28 1960) An author, folklorist, and anthropologist, she is most known for her novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God”. She grew up in Eatonville Florida, one of the United States first all black towns, and was featured in her work. She attended Howard University, and Barnard College, where she studied Anthropology. She lived in Harlem during the height of renaissance collaborating with Langston Hughes and other black writers. Hurston was also a prolific traveler, exploring the Caribbean and American South to conduct anthropology research.