Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 6
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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 6

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 6
    • Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Arkansas
  • INFORMANTS
    • Texarkana District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Cecil Copeland Subject: Social Customs—Reminiscences of an Ex-Slave Subject: Foods This Information given by: Doc Quinn Place of Residence: 1217 Ash Street, Texarkana, Arkansas Occupation: None [TR: also reported as Ex-slave.] Age: 93 [TR: also reported as 94.]
    • Texarkana District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Mrs. W.M. Ball Subject: Anecdotes of an Aged Ex-Slave. Subject: Superstitious Beliefs Among Negroes. (Negro lore) Story:—Information: Information given by: Doc Quinn Place of Residence: 12th & Ash Sts., Texarkana, Ark. Occupation: None (Ex-Slave) Age: 92
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Henrietta Ralls      1 Fluker St.      Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 88
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Diana Rankins, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 66
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Senia Rassberry      810 Catalpa Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Clay Reaves, (light mulatto, large man)      Palestine, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jane Reece      819 W. Ninth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Frank Reed,      1004 Missouri Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: James Reeves      2419 W. Twentieth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 68 Occupation: Preacher
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Shepherd Rhone      10th and Kentucky      Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Dora Richard      3301 W. 14th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jim Ricks      517 E. 22nd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Charlie Rigger      R.F.D., three miles, Palestine, Arkansas Age: 85 plus, doesn't know age
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Ida Rigley, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Milton Ritchie      R.F.D., Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Alice Rivers      W. 17th, Highland Addition, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: J. Roberts, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 45 or 50 Occupation: Methodist preacher
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: George Robertson? or George Robinson?      Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Augustus Robinson      2500 W. Tenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Malindy Robinson      8th Street, West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 61
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person interviewed: Tom Robinson Aged: 88 Home: Lives with his son on outskirts of Hot Springs
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Isom Rogers, Edmondson, Arkansas Age: 67
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Oscar James Rogers, Wheatley, Arkansas Age: Up in 70's
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Will Ann Rogers      R.F.D., Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 70
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: William Henry Rooks      Baptist Preacher; Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Amanda Ross      817 Schiller Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: "Cat" Ross      Brassfield, Ark. Age: Born 1862
    • Southfield FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Subject: Centennial Snow—Spring in St. Louis addition Name: Mattie Ross Occupation: Gardening Residence: South Field, Oil Field. Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Laura Rowland      (Bright Mulatto) Age: 65? Address: Brinkley, Arkansas
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Landy Rucker      2315 W. Fourth Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Martha Ruffin      1310 Cross Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person Interviewed: Thomas Ruffin      1310 Cross Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 82 or 84
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Casper Rumple, De Valls Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Henry Russell, Russellville, Arkansas Age: 72
    • Interviewer: Miss Sallie C. Miller Person interviewed: Katie Rye, Clarksville, Arkansas Age: 82
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Miss Hazel Horn ADDRESS—Little Rock, Arkansas DATE—Last of April, 1936 SUBJECT—Ex-slave
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: Emma Sanderson Home: 617 Wade Street, Hot Springs. Aged: 75
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Mary Scott      DeValls Bluff or Biscoe Age:
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mollie Hardy Scott, R.F.D., DeValls Bluff, Arkansas Age: 90
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Sam Scott, Russellville, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Cora Scroggins, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 48 or 50
    • STATE— Arkansas NAME OF WORKER— Bernice Bowden ADDRESS— 1006 Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas DATE— November 4, 1938 SUBJECT— Ex-slaves
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Roberta Shaver, West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 50
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mary Shaw      1118 Palm Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 77 Occupation: Laundry work
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Violet Shaw, West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 50
    • Texarkana District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Cecil Copeland Subject: Ex-Slave This information given by: Frederick Shelton Place of Residence: Dump Section, Texarkana, Arkansas Occupation: None Age: 81
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Samuel S. Taylor ADDRESS—Little Rock, Arkansas DATE—December, 1938 SUBJECT—Ex-slave
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mahalia Shores, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Rosa Simmons      823 West 13th Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85?
    • Mrs. Carol Graham Mrs. Mildred Thompson El Dorado District Fannie Sims. Customs.
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Jerry Sims (Indian and Negro)      Brinkley, Arkansas Age: Born 1859
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Victoria Sims, Helena, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Virginia Sims      1121 N. Magnolia      Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 93 Occupation: Retired Midwife
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Senya Singfield      1613 W. Second Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Peggy Sloan      2450 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 80, or more Occupation: Farming
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Arzella Smallwood      Hazen R.F.D., Green Grove, Arkansas Age: 60 Doesn't know exact age
    • Pine Bluff District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Martin & Barker Subject: Negro Customs This information given by: Sarah Smiley (Colored) Place of Residence: Humphrey, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Andrew Smith      R.F.D., Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 73
    • STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Carol N. Graham ADDRESS—Rear 456 West Main Street, El Dorado, Arkansas DATE—November 1, 1938 SUBJECT—Ex-slaves
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Caroline Smith, Russellville, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Person Interviewed: Edmond Smith      D Avenue      El Dorado, Ark. Age: ?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Emma Hulett Smith; Hazen, Arkansas Age: 66
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Ervin E. Smith      811 Ringo Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Frances Smith      2224 Havis Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Henrietta Evelina Smith      1714 Pine Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age:
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Henry Smith      702 Virginia, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 79 Occupation: Odd jobs
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: J.L. Smith      1215 Pulaski Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: John H. Smith      2602 W. Twelfth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Persons interviewed: Maggie Snow and Charlie Snow      R.F.D., Brinkley, Arkansas Ages: 69 and 75
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Robert Solomon, Des Arc, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: James Spikes      2101 Bell Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 91
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Kittie Stanford      309 Missouri Street; Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 104
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Tom Stanhouse      R.F.D.      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Isom Starnes, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Ky (Hezekiah) Steel      West Fifth Avenue (rear), Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85 Occupation: Yard man
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Maggie Stenhouse,       (a mile down the railway track),      Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 72?
    • Interviewer: Beulah Sherwood Hagg Person interviewed: Mrs. Charlotte E. Stephens      1420 West 15th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: William J. Stevens, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: Up in 70's
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Minnie Johnson Stewart      3210 W. Sixteenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: Between 50 and 60?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Liza Stiggers, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 70 plus
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: James Henry Stith      2223 W. Nineteenth Street      Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 72
    • Interviewer: Pernella Anderson, colored Caroline Stout
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Felix Street      822 Schiller Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mary Tabon, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 67
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Liza Moore Tanner, Helena, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Pernella M. Anderson Person interviewed: Fannie Tatum, Junction City, Arkansas Age: Born 1862
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Anthony Taylor      2424 W. Ninth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 68, or 78?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Lula Taylor, R.F.D., east of town,      Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 71
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Millie Taylor      1418 Texas Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Sarah Taylor, R.F.D., Madison, Arkansas Age: 70
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Warren Taylor      3200 W. Seventeenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Sneed Teague      Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 68 Occupation: Works on railroad
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mary Teel      Holly Grove, Ark. Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Wade Thermon,      R.F.D. (PWA Reservation), Des Arc, Arkansas Age: 67
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Mrs. Dicey Thomas      2500 Center Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 82
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mandy Thomas, 13th and Pearl Streets,      Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78 Occupation: Laundress
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Omelia Thomas      519 W. Ninth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 70 Occupation: Making cotton and corn
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Omelia Thomas      1014 W. Fifth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 63
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Tanner Thomas      1213 Louisiana, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Wester Thomas, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Annie Thompson, Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 55?
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Ellen Briggs Thompson      3704 W. Twelfth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Hattie Thompson, Widener, Arkansas Age: 72
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Mamie Thompson      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 68
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mike Thompson, Widener, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person Interviewed: Laura Thornton      1215 W. Twenty-Fourth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 105?
    • [HW: Curtis, Ark. Emma (Bama?) Tidwell]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Joe Tillman      W. 10th and Highway No. 79      Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: J.T. Tims      111 Mosaic Temple, Ninth and Broadway      Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 86 Occupation: Cook, waiter, and farmer
    • Interviewer: S.S. Taylor Person interviewed: Hannah Travis,      3219 W. Sixteenth,      Little Rock, Ark. Age: 75 Occupation: Housewife
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mark C. Trotter, Edmondson, Arkansas Age: 71
    • El Dorado District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson (Colored) Subject: NEGRO FOLKLORE—Uncle James Tubbs Story:—Information
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mandy Tucker      1021 E. 11th Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80?
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Emma Turner      330 W. Sixth Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 83
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of interviewer: Watt McKinney Subject: Ex-Slave and Confederate Soldiers Story:—Information This information given by: "Uncle" Henry Turner (c) Place of residence: Turner, Phillips County, Arkansas Occupation: Plantation hand Age: 93
    • Interviewer: Zillah Cross Peel Information given by: Seabe Tuttle Residence: Washington County, seven miles east of Fayetteville.
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