We know your students often struggle with the dialect in Zora Neale Hurston's work. We recommend that you have your students listen to these audio clips read by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis or watch the videos by Lucy Anne Hurston—sociologist, college professor, author, and niece of Zora Neale Hurston.

Audio

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Mules and Men

Every Tongue Got to Confess


Videos

Every Tongue Got to Confess (Every Tongue Got to Confess)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Their Eyes Were Watching God)

Dust Tracks on a Road (Dust Tracks on a Road)


More Resources


P.S. Insights and Interviews

Zora Hurston’s Story (Dust Tracks on a Road)

Zora Sums Up (Dust Tracks on a Road)

A Protofeminist Postcard from Haiti (Their Eyes Were Watching God)

She Was the Party (Their Eyes Were Watching God)


Reading Group Guide

Reading Group Guide (Every Tongue Got to Confess)

Reading Group Guide (Their Eyes Were Watching God)


Teaching Guide

Instructor’s Guide (Their Eyes Were Watching God)


Biographical Timeline

The Life of Zora Neale Hurston


The Zora Neale Hurston Syllabus Project

The Zora Neale Hurston Syllabus Project