Interview with Clay East
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QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

So, at that meeting, do you remember any of the black croppers saying anything? Did they give any talks?

CLAY EAST:

I'm not positive about whether E.B. McKenney was there or not. If he was, E.B. McKenney was a black preacher, supposed to be. He was a real good cropper, but he was a ranter, he actually was an elder  [ gap: ;reason: unintelligible ]  , but he was possibly the best speaker of the whole works, and well, he took a pretty good part in the union to begin with, then he moved to Marked Tree, and they shot his house up, and it might have wounded one or two of his kids, shooting in the house. I don't remember, when I inquired of E.B., what had happened to him, Mitch said he'd gone communist, so—at that time, the union didn't think much of—

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CLAY EAST:

—the communists, because we thought the communists all wanted to tear down—

INTERVIEWER:

We're out of film, we have to change again, but this is good.

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