Take Them To The Big Screen: 10 Black Women Who Deserve A Biopic

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Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston is one of the most celebrated African-American novelists of the 20th century, publishing four novels including her most critically acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, two books of folklore, an autobiography, numerous short stories, essays and even plays. She was also falsely accused of molesting a boy child (a fact that she proved without a shadow of a doubt was not true because she was in Honduras at the time of the alleged violation), which harmed her career. As a result, Hurston would die penniless in 1960s, even unable to afford a headstone for her own burial. Her grave would remain unmarked until Alice Walker would locate the grave in 1973 and reclaim it in her memory.

Who should play her: Aunjanue Ellis (best known as Madeleine on “The Mentalist” would physically kill the role.)

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