U.S.A. / 1937
Many don't know that Hurston was an Anthropologist by trade. She studied at Columbia University. A lot of the aspects of TEWWG are influenced by the cultural research she did in Florida. I like this quote because it points to the conundrum of Black womanhood. In 1937, the comparison between Black women and mules was especially poignant of Hurston. I think this comparison ultimately still rings true today.