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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 1

By United States. Work Projects Administration
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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 I
    • Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Arkansas
  • INFORMANTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Silas Abbott      R.F.D.      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Watt McKinney Person interviewed: Lucian Abernathy, Marvell, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Laura Abromsom, R.F.D., Holly Grove, Arkansas      Receives mail at Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Zillah Cross Peel Person interviewed: "Aunt Adeline"       Age: 89 Home: 101 Rock Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Rose Adway      405 W. Pullen, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Liddie Aiken, Wheatley, Arkansas Age: 62
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Mattie Aldridge      Hazen, Arkansas Age: 60?
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor. Person Interviewed: Amsy O. Alexander      2422 Center Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Diana Alexander, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Fannie Alexander, Helena, Arkansas Age: 62
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Lucretia Alexander      1708 High Street. Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 89
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Ed Allen, Des Arc, Ark. Age: ?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lucindy Allison, Marked Tree, Arkansas      With children at Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 61
    • Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Subject: Early Days in Caledonia—Early days in El Dorado
    • Name: Josephine Ames Occupation: Domestic Resident: Fordville Age: not given.
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Charles Anderson. Helena, Arkansas Age: 77 or 78, not sure
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Nancy Anderson      Street H, West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 66
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: R.B. Anderson      Route 4, Box 68 (near Granite)      Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Sarah Anderson      3815 W. Second Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Selie Anderson, Holly Grove, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: W.A. Anderson (dark brown)      3200 W. 18th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 78 Occupation: House and yard man
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Henry Anthony; R.F.D. #1 Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Katie Arbery      815 W. Thirteenth, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Campbell Armstrong      802 Schiller Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Pernella Anderson, colored.
    • —Cora Armstrong, colored.
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lillie Baccus, Madison, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Joseph Samuel Badgett      1221 Wright Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 72
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Samuel S. Taylor ADDRESS—Little Rock, Arkansas DATE—December, 1938 SUBJECT—Ex-slave
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins. Person Interviewed: James Baker       Aged: 81 Home: With daughter who owns home at 941 Wade St.
    • Interviewer: R.S. Taylor Person Interviewed: Uncle William Baltimore Resident: Route #1, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Jefferson County.       Age: 103.
    • Interviewer: Pernella M. Anderson Person interviewed: Mose Banks      Douglas Addition, El Dorado, Arkansas Age: 69
    • Interviewer: S. S. Taylor Person interviewed: Henry Banner      County Hospital      Little Rock, Ark. Age: ?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: John W. H. Barnett, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Josephine Ann Barnett,      R.F.D., De Valls Bluff, Arkansas Age: 75 or 80
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Rosa B. Ingram Person interviewed: Lizzie Barnett; Conway, Arkansas Age: 100?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Spencer Barnett (blind), Holly Grove, Ark. Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Emma Barr, Madison, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: S.S. Taylor Person interviewed: Robert Barr      3108 West 18th St.      Little Rock, Ark. Age: 73 Occupation: Preaching
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Matilda Bass      1100 Palm Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Emmett Beal, Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Pernella Anderson, colored.
    • —Dina Beard, Douglas Addition.
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Annie Beck, West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 50
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: J.H. Beckwith      619 North Spruce Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 68
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Enoch Beel; Green Grove, Hazen, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Sophie D. Belle, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Cyrus Bellus      1320 Pulaski Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Bob Benford      209 N. Maple Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Carrie Bradley Logan Bennet, Helena, Arkansas Age: 79 plus
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: George Benson,      Ezell Quarters, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80 Occupation: Cotton Farmer
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Kato Benton      Creed Taylor Place, Tamo Pike      Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: James Bertrand      1501 Maple Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 68
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Alice Biggs      Holly Grove, Ark. Age: "Bout 70"
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mandy Billings      3101 W. 14th Highland Add., Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Jane Birch, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Beatrice Black, Biscoe. Arkansas Age: 48       Occupation: Store and "eating joint"
    • Name of Interviewer: Beulah Sherwood Hagg Name of Ex-Slave; Boston Blackwell       Age: 98 Residence: 520 Plum, North Little Rock
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Tayler Person interviewed: Henry Blake      Rear of 1300 Scott Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 80, or more       Occupation: Farming and junk, when able
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Eudgins Person Interviewed: Miss Adeline Blakeley       Age: 87 Home: 101 Rock Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Vera Roy Bobo (Mulatto, almost white)      Holly Grove, Arkansas Age: 62
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Liddie Boechus, (second interview)      Madison, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Maggie (Bunny) Bond, Madison, Arkansas Age: Well up in 80's
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Caroline Bonds      Russellville, Arkansas Age: 70
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Rev. Frank T. Boone      1410 W. Seventeenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: J.F. Boone      1502 Izard, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 66
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Annie L. LaCotts Person interviewed: Jonas Boone, St, Charles. Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: John Bowdry, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 75
    • Name of Interviewer: Irene Robertson Subject: Ex-Slave—History This information given by: Jack Boyd Place of Residence: Hazen, Arkansas Occupation: Light jobs now.       AGE: 72
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Bernice Bowden ADDEESS—1006 Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas DATE—November 2, 1938 SUBJECT—Ex-slaves
    • Name of Interviewer: Irene Robertson Subject: EX-SLAVE—HISTORY—OLD SAYINGS This information given by: George Braddox Place of Residence: Hazen, Arkansas Occupation: Farmer       AGE: 80
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: George Braddox, Hazen, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Edward Bradley      115 South Plum Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 70
    • Name of Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Rachel Bradley. 1103 State Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 107?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Elizabeth Brannon, Biscoe, Arkansas      (Packed to move somewhere else) Age: 40 plus
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mack Brantley, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Ellen Brass      1427 W. Eighth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 82
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Alice Bratton, Wheatley, Arkansas Age: 56
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Frank Briles      817 Cross Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 82 or 83
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mary Ann Brooks      James Addition, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 90
    • Waters Brooks 1814 Pulaski Street, Little Rock, Ark. Retired railroad worker, No. Pac.       75
    • Name of Interviewer: Velma Sample Subject: NEGRO LORE—THE STORY OF CASIE JONES BROWN
    • Name of Interviewer: Velma Sample Subject: Slavery Days
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: F. H. Brown      701 Hickory Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: George Brown      Route 4; Box 159, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: J.N. Brown      3500 West 7th Ave.      Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 79 Occupation: Sells peanuts from wagon
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lewis Brown      708 Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Humorous Tales of Slavery Days
    • This information given by: Lewis Brown Place of residence: 808 W. Eighth, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: Retired minister Age: 84
    • Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Child Rearing Customs of Early Days
    • This information given by: Lewis Brown Place of residence: 802 W. Eighth. Pine Bluff. Arkansas Occupation: None, retired minister Age: 84
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Samuel S. Taylor ADDRESS—Little Rock, Arkansas DATE—December, 1938 SUBJECT—Ex-slave
    • Interviewer: Miss Bailie C. Miller Person interviewed: Mag Brown, Clarksville, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mary Brown, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: Born in 1860
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mattie Brown. Helena. Arkansas Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Molly Brown Age: 90 or over       Brinkley, Ark.
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Peter Brown. Helena, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: William Brown, Hazen, Arkansas Age: 67
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: William Brown      409 W. Twenty-Fifth Street      North Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Maggie Broyles. Forrest City. Arkansas Age: About 80?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Ida Bryant, Hazea. Arkansas      (Very very black Negro woman) Age: 61
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Belle Buntin, Marianne, Arkansas Age: Up in 80's
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Parson interviewed: Jeff Burgess, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: Born in 1664 or 1865, forgot which
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Norman Burkes      2305 West Eleventh Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertaon Person interviewed: Will Burks, Sr.      Pine City, Ark.—5 mi. from Holly Grove Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Annie L. LaCotts Person interviewed: Adeline Burris, DeWitt, Arkansas Age; 91
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Jennie Butler      3012 Short Main Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: Between 103 and 107
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: E.L. Byrd      618 N. Cedar, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson. Person interviewed: Emmett Augasta Byrd, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 83
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