by Max Brantley
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture has a good biography, including the note that he was the first black man named to be a deputy prosecutor in a Southern state. He'd been in private practice for more than a half century.
The University of Arkansas paid tribute to him today as one of the "Six Pioneers," the first six black students at the UA School of Law.
Funeral arrangements will be by Mitchell Funeral Home of Arkadelphia.