Forrest City Camp for African American Flood Refugees
The 1927 Flood was the most destructive flood in Arkansas's history. It effected 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.
This is a black and white photograph of a refugee camp for African American flood victims in Forrest City, St. Francis County.
Photograph, 9" x 11.5"
Refugee camps; Disaster relief; Refugees;
Forrest City, St. Francis County. (Ark.)
The World We Live In - A History of African Americans in Arkansas
Arkansas State Archives
Forrest City Camp for African American Flood Refugees, G3440, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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