Emory students connect writer Zora Neale Hurston’s life to locations with interactive map

An interactive map connecting locations with the work and life of renowned American folklorist and writer Zora Neale Hurston is featured as part of a special class project developed by Emory College of Arts and Sciences students.

Megan Slemons, a GIS librarian with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), helped the students develop the map as part of their spring semester English 210 class, which also created the exhibition, “‘Let the People Sing’: Communities Reflected Through Art in the Tradition of Zora Neale Hurston,” now on display in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts’ Stipe Gallery at Emory University through Sept. 1, 2017.

Hurston’s art, which celebrated the African American culture of the rural South, is associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Her best-known work, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” is regarded as a seminal work in both African American literature and women’s literature.

Read the full Emory Report story: Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston, students create art to reveal communities