Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4
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Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4

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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
    • Illustrated with Photographs
      • WASHINGTON 1941
    • WASHINGTON 1941
  • VOLUME II
  • ARKANSAS NARRATIVES
  • PART 4
    • Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Arkansas
  • INFORMANTS
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Clarice Jackson Eighteenth and Virginia, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Clarice Jackson 1738 Virginia Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Israel Jackson 3505 Short Second, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Lula Jackson 1808 Valentine Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 79?
      • Schooling, Etc.
      • Occupational History and Family
      • Husband's Death
      • Ravelings
      • Present Condition
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Schooling, Etc.
    • Occupational History and Family
    • Husband's Death
    • Ravelings
    • Present Condition
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Lula Jackson (supplement) [HW: cf. 30600] 1808 Valentine Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 79 Occupation: Field hand
      • Whippings
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Whippings
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Mary Jackson, Russellville, Arkansas Age: 75?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Taylor Jackson, Edmondson, Arkansas Age: 88? [Date Stamp: MAY 11 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Virginia Jackson, Helena, Arkansas Age: 74 [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: William Jackson Route 6, Box 81, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lawson Jamar, Edmondson, Arkansas Age: 66 [Date Stamp: MAY 11 1938]
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Nellie James, Russellville, Arkansas Age: 72
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Robert James 4325 W. Eighth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 66, or older Occupation: Cook
      • Refugeeing—Ghosts
    • Refugeeing—Ghosts
    • Little Rock District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Irene Robertson Subject: HISTORY OF ELLIS JEFFERSON—(NEGRO) Story—Information (If not enough space on this page add page.) This Information given by: Ellis Jefferson (Uncle Jeff) (C) Place of Residence: Hazen, Arkansas Occupation: Superanuated Minister of the M. E. Church Age: 77
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: S. S. Taylor Subject: [HW: Moses Jeffries] Story—Information (If not enough space on this page add page.) This information given by: Moses E. Jeffries Place of Residence: 1110 Izard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Occupation: Plasterer Age: 81
      • MARRIAGE
      • INHERITANCE OF SLAVES
      • WHAT THE FREEDMEN RECEIVED
      • KU KLUX KLAN
      • POLITICAL OFFICIALS
      • SUFFRAGE
    • MARRIAGE
    • INHERITANCE OF SLAVES
    • WHAT THE FREEDMEN RECEIVED
    • KU KLUX KLAN
    • POLITICAL OFFICIALS
    • SUFFRAGE
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Ellis Jefson (M. E. Preacher), Hazen, Ark. Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Absolom Jenkins, R.F.D., Helena, Arkansas Age: 80 [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Dora Jerman, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 60?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Adaline Johnson Joining the Plunkett farms Eight miles from Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 96
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Alice Johnson 601 W. Eighth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Allen Johnson 718 Arch Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 82
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Annie Johnson 804 Izard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Ben Johnson Near Holly Grove and Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Ben Johnson (deaf), Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 84 Black
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Betty Johnson 1920 Dennison Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 83 [Date Stamp: MAY 11 1938]
      • INTERVIEWER'S COMMENT
    • INTERVIEWER'S COMMENT
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Cinda Johnson 506 E. Twenty, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Ella Johnson 913-1/2 Victory Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 85
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person interviewed: Fanny Johnson Aged: 76 Home: Palmetto (lives with daughter who owns a comfortable, well furnished home) As told by: Mrs. Fanny Johnson
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: George Johnson 814 W. Ninth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 75
      • Opinions
    • Opinions
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: John Johnson R.F.D., Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Letha Johnson 2203 W. Twelfth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lewis Johnson 713 Missouri Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 87
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lizzie Johnson, Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Louis Johnson 721 Missouri Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mag Johnson, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 65 or 70?
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mandy Johnson 607 Cypress Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 92
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Carol Graham Person interviewed: Marion Johnson
    • Interviewer: Carol Graham (Add.) Person interviewed: Marion Johnson El Dorado, Ark. Age: ?
    • VOODOO MAN UNCLE MARION JOHNSON, EX-SLAVE. [Date Stamp: OCT 26 1936]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Martha Johnson, West Memphis Age: 71
    • Interviewer: Pernella M. Anderson Person interviewed: Millie Johnson (Old Bill) El Dorado, Arkansas Age: ?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Rosie Johnson, Holly Grove, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Saint Johnson Izard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: — Occupation: Drayman
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Willie Johnson (female) 1007 Izard, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 71
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Angeline Jones Near Biscoe and Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 79 [Date Stamp: May 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Charlie Jones 1303 Ohio Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Cyntha Jones 3006 W. Tenth Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 88
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Edmond Jones 1824 W. Second, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Eliza Jones 610 E. Eighteenth, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 89
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Evelyn Jones 815 Arch Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: Between 68 and 78?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: John Jones, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 71
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: John Jones 3109 W. 10th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lidia Jones 228 N. Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 94 Occupation: None—blind
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lydia Jones 228 North Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 93
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Liza Jones (Cookie) 610 S. Eighteenth Street, Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 88
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lucy Jones, Marianna, Arkansas Age: Born 1866 [Date Stamp: MAY 11 1938]
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Mary Jones 1017 Dennison, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 72
      • Occupation
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Occupation
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mary Jones 509 E. 23rd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78 [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Nannie Jones 1601 Saracen Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Reuben Jones Ezell Quarters, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Vergil Jones, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 70
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Walter Jones, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 72
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Oscar Felix Junell 1720 Brown Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 60
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Sam Keaton, Brinkley, Ark. Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Watt McKinney Person interviewed: Tines Kendricks, Trenton, Arkansas Age: 104
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of interviewer: Watt McKinney Subject: Superstitious beliefs Story—Information (If not enough space on this page, add page) This information given by: Tines Kendricks (C) Place of residence: Trenton, Arkansas Occupation: None Age: 104
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Frank Kennedy, Holly Grove, Arkansas Age: 65 or 70?
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Mrs. A. (Adrianna) W. Kerns 800 Victory Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 85
      • Relatives
      • A Devoted Slave Husband
      • Patrollers
      • Work
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Relatives
    • A Devoted Slave Husband
    • Patrollers
    • Work
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: George Key, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 70 plus
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lucy Key, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 70 plus
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden. Person interviewed: Anna King (c) Home: 704 West Fifth, Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Anna King 704 W. Fifth (rear), Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mose King, Lexa, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Zillah Cross Peel Information given by: Aunt Susie King, Ex-slave. Residence: Cane Hill, Arkansas. Washington County. Age: about 93.
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: William Kirk 1910 W. Sixth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Betty Krump, Helena, Arkansas Age: — [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS [HW: Ex-slave, Texarkans Dist.] Name of Interviewer: Mrs. W. M. Ball Subject: Folk Tales. Information given by: Preston Kyles Place of Residence: 800 Block. Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark. Occupation: Minister. (Age) 81
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS [HW: Ex-slave, Texarkana Dist., 9/5/31] Name of Interviewer: Cecil Copeland Subject: Apparition and Will-o'-the-Wisp. Story—Information: Information given by: Preston Kyles / Occupation: Minister Place of Residence: 800 Block, Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark. (Age) 81
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Susa Lagrone 25th and Texas Streets, Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Barney A. Laird Brinkley, (near Moroe) Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Arey Lamar 612 E. 14th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78 [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
    • Name of Interviewer: Irene Robertson. Person interviewed: Solomon Lambert, Holly Grove, Ark., R.F.D. Age: 89 Subject: EX-SLAVERY Story:
    • Name of Interviewer: Martin-Barker Subject: Ex-Slave Story—Information (If not enough space on this page add page) This information given by: Frank Larkin Place of Residence: RFD #1—Bx. 73 Age —
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Frank Larkin 1126 W. Second Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Frank Larkin 618 E. Fifteenth, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: William Lattimore 606 West Pullen Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Bessie Lawsom, Helena, Arkansas Age: 76 [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Henry Lee R.F.D., two and one-half miles, Palestine, Arkansas Age: 87
    • Interviewer: Miss Sallie C. Miller Person interviewed: Mandy Lee, Coal Hill, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mary Lee 1308 Texas Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 74 [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Talitha Lewis 300 E. 21st Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 86 [Date Stamp: MAY 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Abbie Lindsay 914 W. Tenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 84
      • Relatives
      • Slave Houses
      • Furniture and Food
      • Work
      • Recreation
      • Life Since Freedom
      • Opinions
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Relatives
    • Slave Houses
    • Furniture and Food
    • Work
    • Recreation
    • Life Since Freedom
    • Opinions
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Rosa Lindsey 302 S. Miller Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: William Little, Atkins, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: "Aunt Minerva" Lofton Russellville, Arkansas Age: 69
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: S. S. Taylor Subject: Biographical Sketch of Robert Lofton Story—Information (If not enough space on this page add page) This information given by: Robert Lofton Place of Residence: 1904 Cross Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Occupation: Farmer (no longer able to work) Age: 82
      • How Freedom Came
      • Employment and Post-War Changes in Residence
      • What They Got
      • Good Master and Mistress
      • Wives and Husbands
      • Letting Out Slaves
      • Share Cropping
      • Food and Quarters
      • Whippings
      • Voting
      • Patter Rollers, K. K. K., White Carmelias, Etc.
    • How Freedom Came
    • Employment and Post-War Changes in Residence
    • What They Got
    • Good Master and Mistress
    • Wives and Husbands
    • Letting Out Slaves
    • Share Cropping
    • Food and Quarters
    • Whippings
    • Voting
    • Patter Rollers, K. K. K., White Carmelias, Etc.
    • Mary D. Hudgins 107 Palm Street, Hot Springs, Ark. Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person interviewed: John H. Logan Aged: c. 89 Home: 449 Gaines Avenue. [Date Stamp: MAY 11 1938]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Elvie Lomack Residence: Foot of King Street on river bank, no number; Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person interviewed: Henry Long Home: 112 East Grand Age: c. 71
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Annie Love 1116 E. Twelfth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85?
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Needham Love 1014 W. Seventeenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 80, or older
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Louis Lucas 1320 Pulaski Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 83
      • Masters, Birth, Parents, Grandparents
      • Early Days
      • House, Furniture, and Food
      • Soldiers
      • How Freedom Came
      • Right After Freedom
      • Opinions
      • Interviewer's Comment
    • Masters, Birth, Parents, Grandparents
    • Early Days
    • House, Furniture, and Food
    • Soldiers
    • How Freedom Came
    • Right After Freedom
    • Opinions
    • Interviewer's Comment
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lizzie Luckado, Hazen, Ark. Age: 71
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: John Luckett Highway No. 65, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: John Lynch, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 69
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Josephine Scott Lynch, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 69
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