Category: Arkansas State Council of Defense

Chairman of County Councils of Defense

County Council Members Andrews, C.B. Atkins, W.S. Bevens, Edwin Bloodworth, C.T. Brown, W.W. Browning, J.K. Burke, F.N. Burrow, P.L. Carroll, J.W. Carson, J.F. Casey, S.M., Cole, W.D., Jr. Compton, R.T. Condray, C.E. Cooley, H.M. Curry, Jack, Dillion, J.P. DuLaney, A.D. Duncan, S.K. Dunlap, D. Ward Eberts, H.F.H. Elbert, Godwin Elsken, Conrad Emory, Houston Fairfield, A.B.…

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Colored Auxiliary Council Members

Jones, Scipio A., State Chairman Bush, A.E., Executive Secretary McConico, J.H., Assistant Chairman County Chairmen Anderson, J.R. Avant, Lee Barrow, R.C. Black, Picken W. Blount, Josiah H. Bobo, M.W. Bond, Scott Booker, J.A, Boone, F.D. Bowie, H.H. Boyd, S.T. Brock, S.P. Brown, R.B. Bush, A.E. Campbell, J.N. Carolina, H.E., Mrs. Carry, E.H. Clarke, A.T., Mrs.…

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Correspondence to H.F.H. Eberts from the Arkansas Council of Defense, 1917 July 3

The Arkansas State Council of Defense is asking H.F.H. Eberts of Pulaski County Council of Defense to do something about the circulation of the “Chicago Defender.” The State Council believed that this publication was causing a change in the overall attitude of the black servants in Little Rock, Arkansas. Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense,…

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Correspondence to Victor Olander, Illinois State Council of Defense, 1917 July 5

Victor Olander from the Illinois State Council of Defense suggested that the Arkansas State Council of Defense suppress the spread of the “Chicago Defender” in Arkansas. Olander states that this paper influenced the exodus of the black population from the south. Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_01_05_47, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas Rights:…

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Correspondence from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1918 October 10

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wrote to the Arkansas Council of National Defense asking them to ban the showing of “The Birth of a Nation” in the interest of national morale. Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_03_11_27,  Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas Rights: Use and reproduction of images…

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Correspondence from Judge G.B. Ewing to Arkansas State Council of Defense, 1918 October 23

This document was written by Judge G.B. Ewing from Desha County, Arkansas to the Council of Defense asking about black labor shortages. Ewing is claiming that white women were suffering for the war effort while black women are refusing to work as domestic help. He claims that black women were being supported by their male…

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