Harry T. Moore Homesite
The Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park has been developed to commemorate the lives of two pioneering American black civil rights workers. Harry and Harriette were leading human rights activists in Brevard County, in Florida, and in the nation. They organized the first Brevard County Branch of the NAACP in 1934, and he led the Florida organization and the fight for equality and justice until their deaths. As executive secretary of the Progressive Voters League, he helped break down registration barriers and was responsible for the registration of tens of thousands of black Americans throughout Florida.
They were murdered in their home in Mims when a bomb was exploded under their bedroom on Christmas evening, 1951, their 25th wedding anniversary. It was the first killing of a prominent civil rights leader, and was a spark that ignited the American civil rights movement.
Harry T. Moore is remembered by his students for his dignity, his determination, his compassion, his discipline, and the great value he placed on education. He is remembered by those with whom he worked, as a gentleman of learning, ethics, courage and persistence; who had a deep appreciation for the values that make America great.
The cultural center features a timeline of strategic events of the pre-civil rights era. Serving to stimulate appreciation of African-American culture and heritage, programs will include visual, literary and performing arts, as well as on-site and outreach exhibitions. The center will soon be offering lectures, drama, dance, reading, and creative writing, and is a meeting place for community organizations. The 100-seat conference center has surround sound with a backlit screen. The library offers visitor access to reference materials relating to people of African descent. Landscaped with indigenous trees and foliage, and well shaded by large oaks, the park is ideal for concerts, weddings, games and other outdoor activities.
Cocoa Post Office Re-named after the Moores
Harry Moore taught in Cocoa before moving to North Brevard to teach. "This building is named in honor of Harry T and Harriette Moore by an Act of Congress: Public Law 112-243, January 10, 2013."
Moore Artifacts Heading to the Smithsonian
Several personal efects will join information about the Moore's pioneering Civil Rights work in Brevard and Florida in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture which will be opening in 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Florida Black Heritage Trail
Brevard county & the Moores are found on page 38.
The St. Augustine RECORD - February 28, 2013
Fla. Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees announced
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Two married civil-rights activists — killed Christmas 1951 when a bomb exploded beneath their house as they slept — have been inducted into Florida's Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
Governor Rick Scott Selects Three Inductees for Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame
Evangeline Moore, daughter of Brevard civil rights pioneers, dies 10/26/2015
Click for article in Florida Today 10/27/2015
Moore Complex in Mims to get upgrades with state grant - Florida Today
Memorial Park HOURS
The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; and closed Saturday and Sunday, except for group appointments.
We are excited to announce the Moore Healthy Living Festival has been Rescheduled for November 12th 2016!
The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex Inc. and honorary Chairwomen Mrs. Joyce Cole, Dr. Patricia Manning and Dr. Pamela Tronetti, are proud host the Healthy Living Festival; Empowering Our Community to Live Well Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Amidst the 12 acres of the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Museum at 2180 Freedom Avenue Mims, FL 32754 there will be an offering of various health information tables including Health Insurance, Car Seat Safety, Diabetes, Hospice and Palliative Care, Fall prevention, 211 Community Health Navigator; FREE health screenings for Cholesterol, Glucose, Sleep, Foot Health, PAD, Memory, Stroke Risk, Colorectal Cancer and HIV Testing along with health, safety, wellness presentations, interactive activities, music, dance and spoken word entertainment all FREE to the community of all ages.
Attendees will be entered into multiple chance drawings to win numerous prizes including gift cards and bicycles! Stage Appearances by Dr Pamela Tronetti DO, Dr Donna Ivery MD, Michael Cadore, Florida Health Care Plans, Florida Blue, Hannah's Heroes, Titusville Police & Fire Departments, United Way Healthcare Marketplace, Dangerous Divaz Dancers, Fighting Edge, Life Center Academy Praise Dancers, PKSA Karate, Parrish Health and Fitness Belly Dancers & Zumba.
(In the event of inclement weather the festival will move to Cuyler Park at 2329 Harry T Moore Ave, Mims, FL 32754.) Please share this event with your contacts. Contact Sonya Mallard for more information Sonya.Mallard@brevardparks.com or 321-264-6595.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens on September 24th, will feature a section on Harry & Harriette Moore. Among the displays will be his wallet & pocket watch and her wrist watch & locket with pictures of them.
Florida Historical Society
The Legacy of Harry T. Moore