Hurston, Z.N. signed typewritten letter to Margrit Sabloniere Eau Gallie, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Has to move - house bei...


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Hurston, Z.N. signed typewritten letter to Margrit Sabloniere Eau Gallie, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Has to move - house being sold; segregation.
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Hurston, Zora Neale

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Box 8 6.0, ]Route #1
Ea~u Gallie, Plorida
Mardch 15, 1956.

Beloved ]Kar grit s

You have done nor said anything except being your
incomparable and soulful self, The 'fault is all mine. I told
you that I had been seriously ill, but just as I got to feeling
fine and down to work again, the house where I ao living has
been sold and I have been terribly distressed at the thought
and necessity of stopping everything to pack up myg numerous
papers and books to find another location.
I have cound the books at last through a book-hUnlting
aigen'cy, and DUI~ST TRACK ON A RCADl should reach you in a few
days now, Soon THEI[R EYES WiE;RE WATCHING GOD will come to you
alse through the esme agency,

This segregation affair is 4 meas! ( I employ a col-
loquism here) Both sides are going $11'l out of bounds in the
search for sensationalism, It is sickening, My nature would
not permit me to go through what, Authorine Incy undertook. I
could not bear to be so-rejected I am a sensitive soul, so I
would rather go on to some edhool where I would be welcome,
What they do no~t say is that there are two magnificent Negro
institutions of learning in the state of Alabama which she
could attend easily. 1. Tuskegee, t. Tall~dega, both with the
same library course which ;4he says she wants, At the same time,
the University of Alabama is supported by state funds, and so
any resident of the state is entitled to attend, I give yin
the facts in the case, Ogt course, the BAACPC is using her to
make a test case and -Porce the issue, but their choice of a
contestant could have been much better, Shre Is 26, already a
College graduate, and thus obviously not acting in good faith.
And their paying her $300 per month to contest does not make
it look any better. They should have chosen some person justr
out of highh school and prepared "or a college entrance for the

Naturally, I hope that some publisher will consider
publishing my book in your country, Do~ you think that you
could sell a few articles by me on the segregation situation
here over there? As a Negro, yvou know that I cannot be in favor
of segregation, but I do deplore the way they go about ending
it. It will be understandable there because of the! Dutchi
experiences in Indo~nesia and other places If it can be arranged,
you get -our percentage as an agent.

Wit mot iin and faithful feelings,

ZoNeale Kursten

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