Creator

Date Original

1937

Description

This is a black and white photograph of a refugee camp for African American flood victims in Forrest City, St. Francis County.

Biographical/Historical Note

The 1927 Flood was the most destructive flood in Arkansas's history. It affected 36 of Arkansas's 75 counties, including St. Francis County. During the crisis, African Americans were required to have a pass in order to enter or leave Red Cross refugee camps and were expected to provide free labor on the levees.

Physical Description

Photograph, 9" x 11.5"

Subjects

Refugee camps; Disaster relief; Refugees

Geographical Area

Forrest City, St. Francis County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

G3440

Resource Type

Image

Collection

General photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Forrest City Camp for African American Flood Refugees, General photo file, 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 on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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Forrest City Camp for African American Flood Refugees

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