Correspondence from the Council of National Defense, 1918 October 8

The National Council of Defense sent a letter to the Southern State Division of the Woman’s Committee letting them know that the National Council did not want a separate organization for black women as was done for white women.  The National Council felt that if a separate organization were formed, that it would put an overemphasis on black people

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_08, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Program For Organization of Negroes

The Council of National Defense (C.N.D.), in Washington D.C., wrote to southern states about organizing the black community in the war effort during World War I. This document details how the federal government wanted southern states to organize that community.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_03, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, 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.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_01,  Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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