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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

by Zora Neale Hurston

The wind came back with triple fury, and put out the light for the last timeā€¦ They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.

Zora Neale Hurston, 1934 (Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Written and produced by Dan Stone at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2006.

Images and audio used with the permission of the Estate of Zora Neale Hurston.

Readings by Ruby Dee used with the permission of HarperAudio.

Audio Excerpts from Their Eyes Were Watching God, Copyright 1937, 1965, by Zora Neale Hurston are reproduced by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. Production copyright HarperCollins Publishers.

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