Book 1, Dust Tracks on a Road : Chapter 1, The Beginning
• Eatonville, where Zora was born, was formed by African American men who fought for the Union during the Civil War.
• The founders of Eatonville installed a new reform of an all African American Eatonville.
• Eatonville was friendly with the all-white neighboring town of Maitland.
• Zora's mother was from a refined Eatonville family, and her father was the mulatto immigrant.
• Zora's father courted Zora's mother for months, but she was not interested.
• Zora's mother decided that by agreeing to John Hurston's proposals, he would soon grow tired of her and leave her so she could be free of him.
• Zora's mother's plan failed, and they spent the rest of their lives together.
• Zora's mother and father had a tumultuous marriage full of infidelity and threats from her father.
Book 1, Dust Tracks on the Road : Chapter 2, I Get Born & The Inside Search
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