In paragraph 7, Hurston discusses her views on slavery. First, she says that slavery is in the past, and even though it's been 60 years since its end in the Civil War, people continue to remind her that she is "the grand daughter of slaves." Hurston sees slavery as a means to her end as an American, however, and while she appreciates the struggles that her ancestors suffered, she is living in her moment. In fact, Hurston says,
Slavery is the price I paid for civilization, and the choice was not with me. It is a bully adventure and worth all that I have paid through my ancestors for it. No one on earth ever had a greater chance for glory.
Hurston sees this moment in the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance as her moment to shine, and she is excited to be at the center of all it, whether she succeeds or fails.