Google honored a legendary woman, author Zora Neale Hurston, today on her earth/birthday, with this iconic banner. Thank you Google for recognizing a person who, in spite of struggles and obstacles, including the Depression, racism, sexism, shouted glory with her artistic voice.
Alice Walker, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1983, reclaimed the weed-bound unkept grave site of her fellow southern writer. Thank you Ms. Walker for knowing that God’s eye was watching.
Ms. Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, whose peers were known as the Harlem Renaissance – an esteemed artistic group of African Americans who shaped the literature and culture of American life. Some of those philosophers and writers were: Alain Locke, Jessie Fauset, and Arthur Schomberg whose namesake Center for Research in Black Culture is a part of the Harlem branch of the New York Public Library.
We are watching, we celebrate your life.