The Life of Zora Neale Hurston considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Her four novels and two books of folklore were the result of extensive anthropological research.
Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God has made her a household name, but it wasn’t the only awesome thing she accomplished in her eventful life. Hurston had a degree in anthropology and conducted anthropological and folkloric research throughout the South.. In one instance, she studied a turpentine camp in Florida and documented the white male workers’ sexual exploitation of black women, a practice of forced relationships she referred to as “paramour rights.”