Creator

Date Original

1996

Description

This collection contains VHS tapes taken in the mid-1990s of Twin Groves, Arkansas, residents, residents of the towns formerly known as Solomon Grove and Zion Grove, and local historians discussing genealogy and family history of black families in Faulkner County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Twin Groves is a town located in northwestern Faulkner County, Arkansas. The town incorporated in 1991, formed from Solomon Grove and Zion Grove, two small communities founded and populated by free blacks. This area is largely populated by descendants of Mary Thompson and Hester Agnew Jiles, former slaves who migrated from South Carolina to Arkansas following Emancipation. These two women were prominent figures in the development of the area now known as Twin Groves, Arkansas. Albessie Thompson, a descendant of both Mary Thompson and Hester Agnew Jiles and a native of Twin Groves, helped to establish the Twin Groves Cultural Center, which opened in 2009.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Faulkner County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000745

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Albessie Thompson VHS collection, MS.000745

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Albessie Thompson VHS collection, 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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