From The Republic (Indiana), about the late libertarian Republican anthropologist and author: "Two women known for their writing, Zora Neale Hurston and Frances Cabaniss Roberts, will be inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in Marion on March 7. Hall officials announced the selections. Hurston was unsuccessful as a writer while living and died in poverty. But the author of 'The Color Purple,' Alice Walker, helped popularize her writings. They are now taught in English and African-American studies departments across the country."