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What I Learned About Love from Rereading ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ – PBS This year marks the 80th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s best-known novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Though the book is currently hailed as one of the most important in American literature, its initial reception wasn’t completely rosy.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s best-known novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Though the book is currently hailed as one of the most important in American literature, its initial reception wasn’t completely rosy.

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African American Women Writers – ThoughtCo African American women writers have helped to bring the black woman's experience to life for millions of readers. They've written of what it was like to live in slavery, what Jim Crow America was like, what 20th and 21st century America have been like for black women.

African American women writers have helped to bring the black woman’s experience to life for millions of readers. They’ve written of what it was like to live in slavery, what Jim Crow America was like, what 20th and 21st century America have been like for black women.

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