Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Virginia Lynn Moylan

Abstract

This book draws on archival and community census reports, new interviews with Hurston’s contemporaries, numerous correspondence, and diligent research to fill in the missing pieces of Hurston’s life after she returned to Florida following a false child molestation charge in 1948. Included is a summary of the highlights of Hurston’s life and career through 1948, an accounting of the molestation scandal, a fresh and judicious examination and interpretation of her controversial political views, and her involvement with the production of the country’s first anthropologically correct black baby dol ... More

Keywords: Zora Neale Hurston, African American Literature, African American History, Biography, Civil rights, Board v. Brown, Desegregation, Saralee Doll, Herod the Great

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035789
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035789.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Virginia Lynn Moylan, author

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.

Contents

View:

Front Matter

1 IN HELL’S BASEMENT

Harlem, 1948–1949

3 SARA CREECH AND HER BEAUTIFUL DOLL

Belle Glade, 1950–1951

4 HEROD THE SUN-LIKE SPLENDOR

Eau Gallie, 1951–1956

5 DEATH ON THE SUWANNEE

Live Oak, 1952–1953

6 A CRISIS IN DIXIE

Eau Gallie, 1954–1956

7 THE LAST HORIZON

Fort Pierce, 1956–1960