This article was posted in the Arkansas Gazette on August 11, 1918, page twelve, it names the leaders of the Colored Auxiliary Council and its function within the State Council of Defense. Those leaders were: Henry Clay Yerger, Hempstead County; D.W. Hughes, Lee County; Isaac T. Gillam, Pulaski County; Josiah H. Blount, Phillips County; A.B. Crump, Ouachita County; R.C. Barrow, Garland County; W.W. Jones, Sebastian County; Percy Lipton Dorman, Pulaski County. The function of the Colored Auxiliary Council was to assist the County Councils in organizing the Black community in the war effort.
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Crystal Shurley is a Public History graduate student at UA Little Rock.