Category: Women

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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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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Monthly Report, September 1918

This document is one of the Monthly Reports on the activities of the Colored Auxiliary Council by P.L. Dorman. Dorman is reporting on his travels to remote areas of Arkansas where many Black communities were isolated from the wider population of Arkansas. He points out that this isolation often limited their ability to get information…

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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 Rights: Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State…

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