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…Banjo is bondage. It's the instrument of slavery. Banjo is Dixie. The Dixie of the land of cotton and missus and black mammy. We colored folks have got to get away from all that in these enlightened and progressive days. Let us play piano and violin, harp and flute. Let the white folks play the banfo if they want to keep remembering all the Black Joes singing and the hell they made them live in.

~ Claude McKay
from his novel Banjo, 1929