Creator

Date Original

1868 October 14

Description

This collection contains a photocopy of the voter registration certification of James Alexander from October 14, 1868.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Milo Alexander was an Black businessperson and politician in Phillips County, Arkansas. He was the first Black justice of the peace in Arkansas. He was born into slavery in North Carolina. After his moving to Arkansas, he established his own barbershop and then expanded his business into the sale of dry goods. He remained in bondage until he purchased his own freedom and that of several family members in 1860. Alexander served in a number of political offices in Helena, Arkansas, including postmaster, school trustee, grand jury member, and representative to the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a photocopy of the voter registration certification of James Alexander from October 14, 1868.

Geographical Area

Phillips County, (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.086.028

Resource Type

Text

Collection

James Alexander voter registration certification [photocopy], 1868, SMC.086.028

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James Alexander voter registration certification [photocopy], 1868, 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.

Disciplines

United States History

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