Sitting On The Gatepost: The Story Of Zora Neale Hurston by Waln Brown
Approx. 4,850 words.
Published on January 5, 2011.
This biography of Zora Neale Hurston examines her childhood of poverty, abandonment and racial discrimination. After her mother died, Zora was sent off to a boarding school. When her father would not pay her expenses, Zora had to drop out of the school. Despite many struggles, Zora rose above her difficult childhood to be one of America's greatest African-American writers and folklorists.