On This Day In Alabama History: Women’s Rights Leader Dies

| July 8, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Elizabeth “Bessie” Moore, 93, died in a Florida nursing home July 8, 1960, and was buried in the Broken Arrow Community Cemetery in Alabama. Forty-six years earlier, she was president of the Coal City Equal Suffrage Association and represented Coal City at the second Alabama suffrage convention. Moore delivered a convention lecture entitled “Woman and Changing Conditions.” The Demopolis native at an early age moved with her family to St. Clair County, where she would live until retiring in the 1930s. She helped found Broken Arrow Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for nearly 60 years.

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