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"Jump at De Sun"

Hurston was born in the all-black town of Eatonville, Florida, located about five miles from the larger city of Orlando. She was the fifth of eight children born to Lucy Ann Hurston, who had been a country schoolteacher, and John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher who served as mayor of Eatonville for three terms. Hurston noted in her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road (1942), that her mother treated her as a special child and encouraged her to "jump at de sun" and try to realize her dreams. Sometimes scolded by her father for her sassiness, Hurston was imaginative and curious and liked to spend time at the local country store, listening to the blues music and colorful stories played out and told by the townsfolk who gathered there.

But this comfortable life ended when Hurston was nine years old; her mother...

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