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A list of resources of African Americans in Arkansas. Includes some church records from 1944-1983, military records from the Civil War and other research helps.
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Archives and Libraries
George Berry Washington, Black Plantation Owner. By Iroquois Research Institute ; prepared for Historic Preservation Associates. - Fairfax, Va. : The Institute, 1981. - iv, 84 leaves : ill. F415.C9 W373
- Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church records from 1944-1983 are located in the state archives (Arkansas History Commission). This collection contains the church board, treasurer, and Sunday school records of the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), of Sweet Home, Arkansas, 1944-1983.
- Arkansas and Missouri Union Army muster rolls 1863-1864 Contains the muster rolls for the Second and Third Regiments, Arkansas Infantry volunteers of African descent, and a couple of Missouri regiments (Arkansas History Commission).
- Company G, 2nd Arkansas Volunteers of African Descent, United States of America, records This collection contains records pertaining to Company G, 2nd Arkansas Volunteers, United States Army, during the Civil War.
Societies and Organizations
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS)
AAHGS Arkansas Chapter
P.O. Box 4294
Little Rock, AR 72214
- Taylor, Orville W. Negro Slavery in Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas : University of Arkansas Press, 2000. FHL book 976.77 F2t At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Burton, Arthur T. Black, Buckskin and Blue: African American Scouts and Soldiers on the Western Frontier. Austin, Texas : Eaton Press, 1999. FHL book 978 F2b At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Clark, John Franklin. A Brief History of Negro Baptists in Arkansas : A Story of Their Progress and Development, 1867-1939. Pine Bluff, Ark. ;: [s.n.], 1938. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Works Project Administration. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. Arkansas Narratives, Parts 1–7. Digital version at Internet Archive made available by Project Gutenberg.
- "Arkansas African-American Records" at Arkansas Genealogy - Provides resources, including links to African American cemeteries, military records, slave records, and more.
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