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In order to make the cotton gin scene, where Zeke and Spunk dispose of the family crop, we were called to go about sixteen miles over into Mississippi. It was on the farm of a notoriously hard-boiled white man, a real “red neck” who, the gossips informed us, was a hard taskmaster on blacks and whites alike.

"The Truth About "Hallelujah"" (The Baltimore Afro American) [Saturday, July 12, 1930]

This article was the second installment of a series of articles written about the production of Hallelujah! (1929). The writer, “a special AFRO correspondent” was also a member of the cast.

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