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Zora Neale Huston was born in Florida in 1891 and grew up in a tight knit black community. Her happy childhood ended when her mother died in 1904. Zora did not get along with her father’s new wife, and she took on several menial jobs, not graduating from high school until 1918 where she had to lie about her age in order to receive free public schooling (she was 26 at the time). She received her Associate’s degree from Howard University, and a degree in Anthropology from Barnard College.
Zora published her first story in 1921, and began winning awards for her work in 1925. Her career spanned over 30 years, and she published four novels, two books of folklore, an autobiography, and several essays, articles, and plays. Yet she never received the financial compensation she deserved. Novelist Alice Walker, who was inspired by Zora’s work, traveled to Florida in 1973 to place a marker on Zora’s then unmarked grave which read: “Zora Neale Hurston: A Genius of the South.”
This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment’s shape for longer.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
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Photo is public domain. For publication information see “Carl Van Vechten Photographs (Lots 12735 and 12736)” http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/079_vanv.html