In this video from the American Masters film Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun, learn about the public's reaction to Their Eyes Were Watching God. Using materials in this activity, students will conduct close reads (of multiple texts) and a classroom debate to gain a thorough understanding of how Zora Neale Huston felt about her work and her critics' reactions to it as well.
Note: Pay close attention to the archival footage logo on the bottom left side of the video. It indicates Zora Neale Hurston’s original footage!
Visit the American Masters Collection for additional resources on the American dream and other American writers.