Zora Neale Hurston was one of the key players in shaping the Harlem Renaissance. An exceptional
Zora Neale Hurston was one of the key players in shaping the Harlem Renaissance. An exceptional writer, she celebrated Black life in rural America in her books, short stories and essays. One of her most famous works, “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” was penned when she lived in Haiti doing anthropological work. A defiant and forward thinker, Hurston was almost never without a chic hat or a necklace, preferably a strand of pearls.
Hurston’s love affair with hats started when she was young girl and would continue on into old age. She loved to wear hers tipped to the side to reveal her hairstyle. There was nothing ostentatious about Hurston’s hats. She managed to look both sophisticated and approachable.One look at Hurston and we can’t help but wonder why ladies ever stopped wearing hats.