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Hurston, Z.N. signed typewritten letter to Sabloniere Cocoa, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Race disturbance; librarian position...
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Finding Guide: A Guide to the Zora Neale Hurston Papers
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Title: Hurston, Z.N. signed typewritten letter to Sabloniere Cocoa, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Race disturbance; librarian position at Patrick Air Force Base.
Series Title: Correspondence
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Publication Date: 1956, Nov. 7
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Box: 1
Folder: 35
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Subjects / Keywords: Hurston, Zora Neale
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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System ID: AA00009755:00099

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514h King. Streat"
Cocoa, Plorida
Novea~er 7, 1955


Dear Sister.Ar;Ftists

5 igong sileence can .be explained by unsettlingt 'things
growing. out of this .race disturbance heres. I wil,.urite .you
in detail. later when 1 get thide confounded sputtering rlibbon
off my typewriterr which the mechanic put on whenI .had it
overhauled, .

T)iage63 began .to. stir unha~ppily..in this area .just about
the. time that your' mnifgteeantr ar~ticle, appeared, go. phy sical.
violence touched mre, but the: surliness,.. the unthinkingS soul
of then ankprgiow~edl the state.: I was tooa ~ashappy. for algy
normal activity. I pra~y ~that .youx can understand and forgive
me.
June 18, if accepted. the pasO~t...as librarian at .the
Tech~nicra~l Edwslary ( PANI AMERICARY.W CruB AIRTWAYs,1C) ad*, the
Patrisk.Aie Force .Base, Guided Nissiles Diviision near. hare,
I get no great elat~ary. J$525. per month, and .tha~ t kErpa me'frro
worrying, about money. an I strive .no~,ts tofinish` up book, In
six moreB weeka, 1 .lcan~ get rledu~ced.ra~test for travel by
air., and circumstances being: fkrorab~leL,. hopez~ to ,peep. ine
on you in .the.,8pring,
Naturally, I 3oin you .in prayer .that, the publisher
a cooept the.booki
Be assur ed that .now, easek.day n .syanl.emer~ges maore.
frorm it! s hidina.g.:places.I am returning t'o a normal outlook
on life. To yrou, Blsrgrit de Sabloniere I send atp deepert
respect as an artist,. mr regards as a 1~iae~,.nd, and myhoges,
for your future exceese.
With. f aithfaln. .fe~elingsii,


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tonight, N2o ink Will coame from it, 04awt ecl