Interview with Clay East
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QUESTION 14
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INTERVIEWER:

OK, Mr. East, we're into the home stretch. So, what I'd like for you to tell me about evictions, and why croppers were evicted, particularly around the Norcross plantation.

CLAY EAST:

Well, actually, for different reasons, Norcross and them never gave out why they was doing it.

INTERVIEWER:

No, mister, mister, I need for you to tell me what they were doing, again, they can't hear me. I need for you to say, people were evicted for different reasons.

CLAY EAST:

OK. They couldn't, a lot of them didn't know, the people didn't know why they were being evicted, but after he took a measurement of the lands, surveyed it, he didn't have, well, he had more tenants than he had land to divide up, so he just kicked so many of them off. Surprisingly, later on, he got stuck on that. The law got him on that.