“Colored People and the War Work Campaign,” Arkansas Democrat

This article from the Arkansas Democrat, 1918 October 23, details the black communities’ work on the War Campaign for the Colored Auxiliary Council.  The Council wanted to raise $400,00 on behalf of the African American population. Prior to the advent of the Colored Auxiliary Council, the work of the black community in Arkansas was counted with the rest of the Arkansas population, but after this point, the donations were to be keep separated.

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Scipio Africanus Jones (1863-1943)

Scipio Africanus Jones is celebrated as one of the most distinguished African American defense attorney and leading black citizens in Arkansas during the nineteenth and twentieth century. Scipio Jones was born to Jemmima Jones, a slave, in 1863 in Tulip, Dallas County, Arkansas. It is thought that he may be the son of Dr. Sanford Reamey, who was the owner of Jemmima, a prominent white citizen in Tulip. Jones attended Walden Seminary and later Bethel Institute. He taught public school at the same time studying to take the bar exam. Jones passed the bar on June 15, 1889, and in 1900 the Supreme Court of Arkansas accepted his credentials. He fought Jim Crow laws, did pro bono work for poor black defendants, worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading member of the Black and Tan fraction of the Republican Party, and the first black Judge elected to the Pulaski County Chancery Court.  Scipio Jones was the State Chairman of the Colored Auxiliary Council of Defense for the state of Arkansas.

“Colored Patriots of Arkansas, Attention!”, (Little Rock: The Arkansas Democrat, November 2, 1918)

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Correspondence from J.L. Bond, to Wallace Townsend

The Director of the State Council of Defense, Wallace Townsend, was reporting the activity of P.L. Dorman and the Colored Auxiliary Council.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_10, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Correspondence to J.L. Bond, 1918 October 31

The director was asking about a woman reported to have taken money from the black community in the name of patriotism.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_15,  Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Monthly Report, August 1918

Monthly Report for the activities of the Colored Auxiliary Council by P.L. Dorman. This report details the different meetings that Dorman held and organized in the month of August in 1918 paving the way for the county council.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_12, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Monthly Report, November 1918

Monthly Report for the activities of the Colored Auxiliary Council by P.L. Dorman. Dorman is discussing the different counties in which he is scheduling engagements to talk about the work of the Council of Defense.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_16, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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“Negro Auxiliary Council to be Organized,” Hope Star

This article, from the Hope Star, 1918 August 14 details the first meeting held in Little Rock, Arkansas on the creation of the Colored Auxiliary Council. It highlights the role of Henry Yerger who is a citizen of Hope, Arkansas.

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Correspondence Council of National Defense, 1918 February 23

Arthur Fleming, with the Council of National Defense in Washington D.C., is requesting the organization of the Black community in southern states in the war effort during World War I.

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“To Organize Negroes to Help County Councils,” Arkansas Gazette

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

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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