Though Zora Neale Hurston was a major name during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, she fell out of the spotlight and was largely unknown after her death. That is until Alice Walker set about to rediscover Hurston’s writings and her grave. Hurston had been buried in an unmarked grave in Fort Pierce, FL but thanks to Alice Walker she is now remembered with a headstone declaring her “A Genius of the South.” Without Walker’s efforts, Hurston’s grave may never have been memorialized and her body of work would most likely remain in obscurity.