African American Legislators Photo Gallery

"Our future is sure... here we have lived, suffered, fought, bled and many have died. We will not leave the graves of our fathers, but here we will rear our children; here we will educate them to a higher destiny... we will be exalted..." -William H. Grey of Helena, Phillips County


Each image includes the name, county, dates of service, and a letter indicating the legislative body in which they served (H = House of Representatives, S = Senate).

George W. Watson, 1891 (H)
George W. Watson, Crittenden County, 1891 (H)
Crittenden County