Zora Neale Hurston - (January 7, 1891 to January 28, 1960) Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama. She was a folklorist, anthropologist, ethnographer, novelist, and a short story writer. Her portrayal of racial struggles in the American South, and works documenting her research on Haitian voodoo. She wrote four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays. She was mainly known for her novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God".