Manuscript/Mixed Material Mose Evans, Arkansas

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Kary g Sudgins

Person interviewed

lft>ae Ivans

451 Walnut



Radioa from half a dozen houses blared out
on tba afternoon air* las Winalow was popular but
ran. a poor second to Jazz bands in which moaning
trombones predominated*
At one or two houses a knock or Jangling ball
bad roused nobody* "Shay's* all off at work," a neighbor
usually volunteered* But in thia bloak of comfortable
cottages fronting on the paved seation of Walnut
evidently there were a goodly number of stay-at-homes.
A mild prosperity seemed to pervade everything. The
Walnut seation is in tha "old part of town"* some of tba
houses bad evidently been built during tba 90s; but tbay
ware wall kept up and painted,
Share was avidanee here and there of former
dependence on wells for water.

One or two bad bean

simply boarded over, (toe, a front yard affair bad been
ingeniously converted into a huge flower pot* The wall
had bean filled in, its circular brisk walls covered wltk

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Federal Writers' Project: Slave Narrative Project, Vol. 2, Arkansas, Part 2, Cannon-Evans
-  Includes narratives by Mary Allen Darrow, Minerva Davis, Sallie Crane, Isaac Crawford, Mary Crosby, Richard Crump, Zenia Culp, Albert Cumins, Betty Curlett, Betty Curlett, Betty Curlett, J. H. Curry, T.W. Cotton, Ella Daniels, Lucy Cotton, Alice Davis, Charlie Davis, D. Davis, James Davis, Jim Davis, Jim Davis, Jim Davis, Jeff Davis, Jeff Davis, Jordan Davis, Orleans Finger, Lyttleton Dandridge, Frank Cannon, Molly Finley, Fanny Finney, Gate-Eye Fisher, Ellen Fitzgerald, Henry Fitzhugh, Mary Flagg, Doc Flowers, Frances Fluker, Ida May Fluker, Wash Ford, Wash Ford, Ellen Cragin, Ellen Crowley, Rosetta Davis, Zenie Cauley, Liney Chambers, Willie Buck Charleston, Jr., Lewis Chase, Katherine Clay, Maria Sutton Clemments, Maria Sutton Clements, Maria Sutton Clements, Fannie Clemons, Joe Clinton, Betty Coleman, Judia Fortenberry, Jennie Ferrell, Mary Jane Drucilla Davis, William L. Dunwoody, Lucius Edwards, John Elliott, Millie Evans, Millie Evans, Millie Evans, Mose Evans, Rachel Fairley, Pauline Fakes, Mattie Fannen, Lizzie Dunn, Mrs. Lou Fergusson, Wash Dukes, Frank Fikes, J.E. Filer, Emma Foster, Emma Foster, Ira Foster, Ira Foster, Leonard Franklin, Eliza Frazier, Mary Frazier, Tyler Frazier, Mittie Freeman, Robert Farmer, Fannie Dorum, Virginia (Jennie) Davis, Winnie Davis, Leroy Day, Hammett Dell, James Dickey, Benjamin Diggs, Katie Dillon, Alice Dixon, Luke D. Dixon, Martha Ann Dixon, Railroad Dockery, Nellie Dunne, Charles Green Dortch, Mattie Fritz, Silas Dothrum, Sarah Douglas, Sarah Douglas, Tom Douglas, Tom and Sarah Douglas, Tom and Sarah Douglas, Sebert Douglas, Henry Doyl, Willie Doyld, Wade Dudley, Isabella Duke, Callie Donalson.
-  Interviews were conducted by Bernice Bowden, Beulah Sherwood Hagg, Carol Graham, Fannie Clemons, Inez Robertson, Irene Robertson, Joe Clinton, Mary D. Hudgins, Mrs. Mildred Thompson, Mrs. W. M. Bell, Pernella Anderson, Samuel S. Taylor, Thomas Elmore Lucy, Watt McKinney, and Zillah Cross Peel.
-  Interviews were conducted in Biscoe, Brasfield, Brinkley, Clarendon, De Valls Bluff, Des Arc, Edmondson, El Dorado, Forrest City, Hazen, Helena, Honey Creek, Hot Springs, Lincoln, Little Rock, Marianna, Marvell, Moro, Ouachita County, Palestine, Pine Bluff, Russellville, Texarkana, Warren, Washington, Washington County, and West Memphis, Arkansas.
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