Category: Colored Auxiliary Council of Defense

Josiah H. Blount

Josiah H. Blount was born a slave in Clinton, Jones County, Georgia on September 17,1860 to father Madison Blount and his mother owned by a family named Anderson. Since Blount’s parents were owned by different families they were separated during the Civil War after their white owners became refugees. By the time Josiah parents found…

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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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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…

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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 Rights: Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the 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 Rights: Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information…

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