Google doodle for Zora Neale Hurston , the author , activist and anthropologist published in Google United States, on 8th January 2014. It was a tribute to Zora on her 123rd Birthday.
Google doodle on Hurston’s birthday portrayed her image in the place of alphabet ‘o’ in beautiful background of lake and greenery.
Zora Hurston, the African American writer has got many epic works in her name. It was ” Their eyes were watching God” , in 1937, her master piece among 4 novels, 50 short stories and other works.
Though Zora was born in Alabama, she migrated to Eatonville, Florida in very young age itself. Zora was a long time resident of Eatnoville. Zora even mentioned this place as her birth place, which shows how much she is found of the place.
Zora being a great writer, was also a good traveler. The habit of traveling for anthropological research gave her experiences that influenced many of her work. Zora died on 28th January 1960 due to stroke. Zora had to face many difficulties during last period of her life.
It was Alice walker, a novelist who discovered Zora Neale grave in 1973. Alice was a inspired by Zora Hurston’s work. It’s Alice’s work ‘In Search of Zora Hurston’ gave Zora the name and fame after death. Now, Zora’s works are included in academics.
Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities is held annually at Eatonville every year.It’s 25th annual festival in honor for Zora Neale Hurtson going to be held on January 2014. Authorities have already set timer for the Zora festivals silver anniversary, which includes a large range of celebrities and variety programs.
Yes, from this it’s clear how much Zora is now valued by people over there. 25 Long Years of celebration in memory of the artist itself is worth to know her value. So, this Google Doodle is apt to honor Zora and her contribution to the world.