Sandwiching in History: Fraternal Section, Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park

Sandwiching in History: Fraternal Section, Oakland & Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park
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Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
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Starting
Aug 05, 12:00PM
Ending
Aug 05, 01:00PM
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Due to fear that space in Mount Holly cemetery would run out, the city of Little Rock purchased more property and created the Oakland Cemetery, located at Barber Street in Little Rock. The separated Fraternal section of the cemetery was the final resting place for African Americans in the community.  Many African American organizations such as the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Tabor Order of Twelve, the Free and Accepted Masons, and the Mosaic Templars of America buried their members here. Many graves are unmarked, and records have been destroyed making the exact number of burials in the Fraternal section unknown. 

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