Black Women in American History-Slide4
4). Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) commanded attention with a symbolic quill feather, which sat on Hurston’s felt hat, leading writers to take notice of the only female member of The Harlem Renaissance’s literary circle. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, the reader is witness to Janie, a woman in search of her identity, who transforms—becoming confident, independent, and at peace with herself.