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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Frank Moore

Member of the Elaine Twelve

 
 
Frank Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, August 23, 2021
1. Frank Moore Marker
Inscription.  Frank Moore, a WWI veteran buried at Little Rock National Cemetery in 1932, moved to Phillips County, Arkansas, after being honorably discharged in December of 1918 from service as a private in the 162nd Depot Brigade, There he worked on a farm and was a member of the progressive Farmers and Household Union of America. The union was a coalition of sharecroppers who sought to sue their plantation owners in hopes of obtaining fair wages and accounting of their accrued debts. On the evening of September 30, 1919 local police officers and railroad agents interrupted a union meeting at the Hope Spur Church and a shootout occurred sparkling the Elaine Race Massacre, one of the bloodiest in our nation's history.

In the aftermath of the Massacre, a Phillips County Grand Jury indicted 122 black men for various crimes ranging from murder to night-riding. Moore and eleven other union members (known as the Elaine Twelve) were charged with first-degree murder for their alleged role in the deaths of white men involved in the killings. Six of the accused, including Moore, had their cases taken before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1923 with the help
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of the NAACP. The Court overturned the death sentences in Moore v. Dempsey, one of the most important cases in civil rights history. With the help of the Twelve's defense lawyer, Arkansas native Scipio Africanus Jones, all of the men were released from prison by 1925.
 
Erected 2020 by University of Arkansas—Elaine 12 Foundation; Department of Arkansas Heritage. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureCivil RightsLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1919.
 
Location. 34° 43.46′ N, 92° 15.582′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is on Barber Street, 0.1 miles north of East 26th Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker stands at the entrance to the National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2523 Springer Blvd, Little Rock AR 72206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Memory of all Men and Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Burial in the National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Rock National Cemetery
Frank Moore Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ashley Sides, July 28, 2022
2. Frank Moore Marker (reverse)
(about 300 feet away); In Memory of all who served on the Island of Oahu (about 700 feet away); State of Minnesota (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Ada Thompson Memorial Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank Moore (1888-1932). Article from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas site (Submitted on August 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 

2. Professor's Reasearch Leads to Historic Marker for Elaine 12 Member Frank Moore. University of Arkansas-Little Rock article by Angelita Faller, dated March 12, 2020. (Submitted on August 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Frank Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, August 23, 2021
3. Frank Moore Marker
Frank Moore Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ashley Sides, July 28, 2022
4. Frank Moore Marker (reverse)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2022, by Ashley Sides of Little Rock, Arkansas. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill.   2. submitted on November 14, 2022, by Ashley Sides of Little Rock, Arkansas.   3. submitted on August 25, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill.   4. submitted on November 14, 2022, by Ashley Sides of Little Rock, Arkansas. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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