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Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), famed African American author, storyteller, folklorist and anthropologist, was born in Notasulga, Alabama, grew up in Eatonville, Florida, and spent the last two years of her life in Fort Pierce where she is buried. The Hurston Branch Library was named in honor of Ms. Hurston, and is the starting point of the Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail, as well as the home of Ade Rossman's "Zora Art Series," a cycle of paintings commissioned in 2006 by the St. Lucie County Cultural Affairs Department.

To see Ms. Hurston's books in our online catalog, please click here.

The City of Fort Pierce has a number of online resources related to her life and legacy, including a timeline and videos you may want to check out.

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