African Americans in East Carroll Parish

In conducting research on African Americans in the parish, came across some interesting tidbits on Google Books:

Snippet from "Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women's Health Activism..." by Susan Lynn Smith - Mentions the 1930 Negro Health Week organized in East Carroll Parish. Mentions a nurse, Ala Mae Stephens, who supervised the effort.

Full view from "Negro Education: A Study of Private and Higher Schools for Colored People in the United States" by the US Department of the Interior, Department of Education, Bulletin 1916, No. 39 - Mentions the East Carroll Normal and Industrial Institute, which was founded in 1898 by the East Carroll Parish Baptist Association. The school was grades K-9. The principal during March 1914 was EL Washburn. There were 150 students attending.

Full view from the "Education Directory for 1921-1922" of the US Office of Education - Summer Normal Training Schools - East Carroll Parish Training School, GW Griffin, princpal. School session is 8 weeks.

Full from from "Census Reports, Tenth Census, June 1, 1880, Volume 5" by the US Census Office - Population of 11,111 colored, 1,023 white.

Full view from Ebony Magazine, November 1999 issue which features a photo and profile on Joseph G. Jackson, current president of the East Carroll Parish Police Jury and owner of Harris Funeral Home on Sparrow Street in Lake Providence, LA.


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