Public Reaction to Their Eyes Were Watching God

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While white literary critics praised her work, the black literary establishment trashed Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. See what other writers have to say about the novel in a short video from the PBS Masters series.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource after readers have finished the novel so that they can use evidence from the text to inform the debate activity 
Classroom Considerations
  • The entire film, Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun may be purchased and downloaded
  • Part of a series of five videos about Hurston and Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Support materials include discussion questions, teaching tips, vocabulary flashcards, and handouts
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