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Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Association Certificate of Membership

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1553

This certificate of membership in the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Association was issued to Rollie Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee in 1898. According to the certificate, membership fees ($0.25) are used to aid in the passage of the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Bill and monthly dues ($0.10) go to aid the ex-slave movement and raise funds to promote the passage of the aforesaid bill.

The certificate includes the signatures of Johnson as well as association leaders, including Isaiah H. Dickerson. The certificate was printed by C.R. and H.H. Hatch out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1898 November 11

Language of Materials

This material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This certificate of membership in the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Association of Tennessee was issued to Rollie Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee in 1898. According to the certificate, membership fees ($0.25) are used to aid in the passage of the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Bill and monthly dues ($0.10) go to aid the ex-slave movement and raise funds to promote the passage of the aforesaid bill.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rollie Johnson was born into slavery in approximately 1836.

The National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association was an organization founded to obtain pensions for formerly enslaved people. The group was founded in 1896 and chartered in 1898 in Nashville, Tennessee, by Callie House and Isaiah H. Dickerson.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480