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dc.descriptionfan letter to Halsell for Soul Sister
dc.relationGrace Halsell Papers (MS 6)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any photograph.
dc.sourceSeries III, Box 29, correspondence
dc.subjectSoul Sister
dc.subjectHalsell, Grace
dc.titleGrace Halsell
dc.format.dimensions2468px x 3264px
dc.format.resolution300ppi x 300ppi
dc.description.transcriptionCoquitlam, B.C. [British Columbia] April 6, 1971 Miss Grace Halsell, c/o the World Publishing Company, 2231 West 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 Dear Miss Halsell, I read your book “Soul Sister” and I think it took a lot of courage to turn yourself black. I would be too afraid of what it would be like. In the south the black people tried to find hope but then why didn’t the black people in Harlem? Why didn’t the black people there do something for themselves? Why didn’t they try to make Harlem a better place to live in instead of spending most of their money on clothes? I learned something about the black people and other people who read your book will too. Do you really think the black people will be in control of the state of Mississippi by 1976? Yours truly, Sylvia Stark

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  • Grace Halsell Papers [55]
    Grace Halsell wrote for several newspapers, worked as a staff writer for Lyndon B. Johnson, and wrote thirteen books, the most well-known of which was Soul Sister (1969). The papers document her life and career.

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