Google Doodle For Zora Neale Hurston

Jan 7, 2014 • 8:09 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Today on is a special Doodle, aka logo, for Zora Neale Hurston. Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of 20th African-American literature.

Here is the Doodle:

Zora Neale Hurston Google Logo

She was born today on January 7, 1891, which was 123 years ago. She passed away on January 28, 1960, in the same state she was born, Florida.

Wikipedia has an extensive write up on her life and achievements over here.

Of course, Google's Knowledge Graph sums it up with her awards including Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Musical, her education including Columbia University, Barnard College, Howard University, Morgan State University and more. Heck it even shows 5 of the 50 or so books she wrote, including Their Eyes Were Watching...(1937), Mules and men (1935), Dust tracks on a road (1942), Tell my horse (1938), Jonah's gourd vine (1933).

Excellent Google Doodle for today.

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01/07/2014 01:49 pm

Never heard of her. Somehow I survived without that knowledge.

Ms November

01/07/2014 04:41 pm

Zora Neale Hurston is wonderful. She was a writer and anthropologist. Love her work!

MaMa LeIn

01/07/2014 05:05 pm

Youtube Video to the Google Doodle today

James R. Halloran

01/07/2014 09:28 pm

"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." -- Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" She's a lovely writer! I wish I had more time to read her work. If you have to read one thing from her, I would definitely pick "Their Eyes Were Watching God."


01/08/2014 02:01 am

Being a writer myself, it's great to see such greats like Zora Neale Hurston given this well-deserved recognition!

Jitendra Vaswani

01/08/2014 05:22 am

Zora Neale Hurston was wonderful writer. Google has done nice job

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