Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 5
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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 5
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  • SLAVE NARRATIVES
  • A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
    • TYPEWRITTEN RECORDS PREPARED BY THE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT 1936-1938 ASSEMBLED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROJECT WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
  • VOLUME II
  • ARKANSAS NARRATIVES
  • PART 5
    • Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Arkansas
  • INFORMANTS
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Charlie McClendon      708 E. Fourth Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lizzie McCloud      1203 Short 13th Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 120?
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lizzie McCloud      1203 E. Short 13th Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 103
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Avalena McConico      on the [---- ----] west of Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 40[?]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Ike McCoy, Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Richard H. McDaniel, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Waters McIntosh      1900 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Cresa Mack      1417 Short Indiana St., Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Warren McKinney, Hazen, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Little Rock District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Irene Robertson Subject: Ex-Slave—History Story—Information This Information given by: Warren McKinney Place of Residence: Hazen, Green Grove Settlement, Arkansas Occupation: Farming Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Victoria McMullen      1416 E. Valmar, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 54 Occupation: Seamstress
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Nannie P. Madden,      West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 69
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Perry Madden, Thirteenth Street, south side,      one block east of Boyle Park Road, Route 6,      Care L.G. Cotton, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 79
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lewis Mann      1501 Bell Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Angeline Martin, Kansas City, Missouri      Visiting at 1105 Louisiana St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age 80
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Josie Martin      R.F.D., Madison, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Bess Mathis, Hazen, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Caroline Matthews      812 Spruce Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Malindy Maxwell, Madison, Arkansas Age: Up in 80's
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Nellie Maxwell, Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 63
    • Interviewer: Miss Sallie C. Miller Person interviewed: Ann May, Clarksville, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Joe Mayes, Madison, Arkansas Age: ?
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jesse Meeks      707 Elm Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76 Occupation: Minister
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Superstitions Story:—Information This information given by: Jesse Meeks Place of residence: 707 Elm Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: Minister Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Jeff Metcalf      R.F.D., Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Hardy Miller      702-1/2 W. Second Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85 Occupation: Yardman
    • Interviewer: Beulah Sherwood Hagg Person interviewed: [HW: Henry Kirk] H.K. Miller      1513 State Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Henry Kirk Miller [HW: Same as H.K. Miller]      1513 State Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age 87 [HW: 86]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Annie L. LaCotts Person interviewed: Matilda Miller      Humphrey, Ark. Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Nathan Miller, Madison, Arkansas Age: Born in 1868
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lacy Person interviewed: Sam Miller, Morrilton, Arkansas Age: 98
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: W.D. Miller, West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 65?
    • El Dorado District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Subject: Slavery Customs Story:—Information Information given by: Mose Minser—Farmer—Age—78 Place of Residence: 5 miles from El Dorado—Section 8
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Gip Minton, Des Arc, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: A.J. Mitchell      419 E. 11th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78 Occupation: Garbage hauler
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Bernice Bowden ADDRESS—1006 Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas DATE—November 2, 1938 SUBJECT—Exslaves
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Hettie Mitchell (mulatto)      Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 69
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mary Mitchell, Hazen, Arkansas Age: 60
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Bernice Bowden ADDRESS—1006 Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas DATE—November 3, 1938 SUBJECT—Exslaves
    • Pine Bluff District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Martin - Barker Subject: Negro Customs Information by: Ben Moon
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Emma Moore      3715 Short West Second, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80 Occupation: Laundry work
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Patsy Moore, Madison, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Ada Moorehead      2300 E. Barraque, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 82?
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: Mrs. Mary Jane (Mattie) Mooreman Home: with son Age: 90
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Evelina Morgan      1317 W. Sixteenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: App. 81
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: James Morgan      819 Rice Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Olivia Morgan      Hazen, Ark. Age: 62
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Tom Morgan, Madison, Arkansas Age: 71
    • El Dorado District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Subject: Slavery Days—Cruel Master Murdered by Slaves Story:—Information This Information given by: Charity Morris Place of Residence: Camden, Arkansas Age: 90
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Emma Morris, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 71
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Claiborne Moss      1812 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Frozie Moss (dark mulatto), Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 69
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Mose Moss, Russellville, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: S.O. Mullins, Clarendon, Arkansas      Janitor for Masonic Hall      He wears a Masonic ring Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Alex Murdock, Edmondson, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Bessie Myers, Brassfield, Arkansas Age: 50? didn't know
    • Interviewer: Miss Sallie C. Miller Person interviewed: Mary Myhand, Clarksville, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Griffin Myrax      913 Missouri Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age 77?
    • Name of Interviewer: Irene Robertson Subject: Ex-slaves—Dreams—Herbs: Cures and Remedies Story:— This information given by: Tom Wylie Neal Place of Residence: Hazen, Arkansas—Near Green Grove Occupation: Farmer—Feeds cattle in the winter for a man in Hazen. Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Sally Nealy      105 Mulberry Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 91
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Songs of Civil War Days Story:—Information This information given by: Sally Neeley Place of residence: 105 N. Mulberry, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: None Age: 90
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Wylie Nealy [HW: Biscoe Arkansas?] Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Emaline Neland, Marianna, Arkansas Age: Born 1859
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Henry Nelson      904 E. Fifth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 70
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Henry Nelson, Edmondson, Arkansas Age: 70
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Iran Nelson      603 E. Fourteenth Ave., Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: James Henry Nelson      1103 Orange, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 82 Occupation: Gardener
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: John Nelson, Holly Grove, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lettie Nelson      St. Marys Street, Helena, Arkansas Age: 55 or 56?
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mattie Nelson      710 E. Fourth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 72
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Dan Newborn      1000 Louisiana, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Sallie Newsom      Brinkley, Ark. Age 75?
    • Interviewer: Miss Sallie C. Miller Person interviewed: Pete Newton, Clarksville, Arkansas Age: 83 [TR: 85?] Occupation: Farmer and day laborer
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Charlie Norris      122 Miller Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Emma Oats (Mulatto)      Holly Grove, Ark. Age: 90 or older
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Helen Odom and mother, Sarah Odom      Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 30?
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jane Oliver      Route 4, near airport, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Ivory Osborne      Route 5, Box 158, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jane Osbrook      602 E. 21st Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 90
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Annie Page      412-1/2 Pullen Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Annie Page      400 Block West Pullen, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Apparitions Subject: Superstitions Subject: Birthmarks Story:—Information This information given by: Annie Page Place of residence: 412-1/2 Pullen Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: None Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Fannie Parker      1908 W. Sixth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 90?
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Subject: Ex-slavery Story: Birth, Parents, Master. Person Interviewed: J.M. Parker, (dark brown) Address: 1002 Ringo Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Occupation: Formerly a carpenter Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: Judy Parker Home: 618 Wade Street, Hot Springs, Ark. Aged: 77
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: R.F. Parker      619 N. Hickory, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Annie Parks      720 Pulaski Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 80 Occupation: Formerly house and field work
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Austin Pen Parnell      4314 W. Seventeenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 73 Occupation: Carpenter
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Ben Parr, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 85 next March (1938)
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Frank A. Patterson      906 Chester Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 88
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: John Patterson, Helena, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Sarah Jane Patterson      2611 Orange Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 90
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Solomon P. Pattillo      1502 Martin Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 76 Occupation: Formerly farmer, teacher, and small dealer—now blind
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Carry Allen Patton      Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 71
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Annie L. LaCotts Person interviewed: Harriett McFarlin Payne      Dewitt, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: John Payne      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Larkin Payne      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Cella Perkins      Marvell and Palestine, Arkansas Age: 67
    • Pine Bluff District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Martin & Barker Subject: Ex-Slaves—Slavery Times This Information given by: Maggie Perkins Place of Residence: W. 6th. St.
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Marguerite Perkins      West Sixth and Catalpa Streets, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Rachel Perkins, Goodwin, Arkansas Age: ? Baby during the Civil War
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Dinah Perry      1800 Ohio Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Dinah Perry      1002 Indiana, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Alfred Peters, 1518 Bell Street,      Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: S.S. Taylor Person interviewed: Mary Estes Peters,      3115 W. 17th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: John Peterson, 1810 Eureka Street,      Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Louise Pettis, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 59
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Henry C. Pettus, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Dolly Phillips, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 67
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Tony Piggy      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Ella Pittman      2409 West Eleventh Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Ella Pittman      2417 W. Eleventh Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Sarah Pittman      1320 W. Twentieth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 82
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mary Poe, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 60
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: W.L. Pollacks      Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 68
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: "Doc" John Pope, Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 87
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: William Porter      1818 Louisiana Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81 Occupation: Janitor of church
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lacy Person interviewed: Bob Potter, Russellville, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Louise Prayer      3401 Short West Third, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80
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