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The Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
  • Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Community Center - Mims, Florida Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Community Center - Mims, Florida
  • Moore Cultural Center Moore Cultural Center
  • Lobby Lobby
  • Book Store Book Store
  • Meeting Room Meeting Room
  • Museum Museum
  • Moore House Replica Moore House Replica
  • Moores at Dining Table - animated Moores at Dining Table - animated
  • Bedroom Bedroom
  • Moore House replica, refllecting pool & gazebo Moore House replica, refllecting pool & gazebo
  • View from Moore House to gazebo View from Moore House to gazebo
  • View from gazebo to Moore House View from gazebo to Moore House
     

Harry T. Moore

Harry T. Moore
   

Harriette V. Moore

Harriette V. Moore photo

Grand Opening - April 2004

Grand Opening of the Moore Complex - April 2004


MAPClick here for current calendar.

Christmas in the Park
Dec. 16 -- 5:30pm-7:00pm

H&H Moore Memorial Christmas in the Park



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.


Evangeline Moore, daughter of Brevard civil rights pioneers, dies 10/26/2015
Click for article in Florida Today 10/27/2015


Obituary in The Washington Post


Moore Complex in Mims to get upgrades with state grant - Florida Today (November 3, 2015)



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


Florida Historical Society
Florida Frontiers
The Legacy of Harry T. Moore


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.


Harry T. Moore Memorial Service
December 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM
The LaGrange Cemetery

Annual Harry T Moore Memorial Service
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The North, Central and South Brevard County Branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) invite the residents of Brevard County to the Annual Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Gravesite Memorial Service. The ceremony will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the LaGrange Cemetery, 1575 Old Dixie Hwy, Mims, FL.
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Smithsonian

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.


To the Moore Complex Facebook page.


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.

The Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore home replica.


Harry T. Moore Memorial Service
December 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM
The LaGrange Cemetery

December 7, 2016 - Press Release

Freedom Never Dies - Harry & Harriette Moore Brevard County Area NAACP Branches (Brevard County) FLA. – The North, Central and South Brevard County Branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) invite the residents of Brevard County to the Annual Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Gravesite Memorial Service. The ceremony will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the LaGrange Cemetery, 1575 Old Dixie Hwy, Mims, FL. Immediately following the gravesite memorial participants will reconvene at the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore

The rich history of the Moore's and their tragic demise is a part of American history. The Moore's were fearless civil rights leaders who worked tirelessly and risked everything, including their lives, advocating on behalf of voiceless Black Americans. The Moore's advocated for equal rights, equal pay, equal justice and the right for Blacks to vote in Brevard County and across the state of Florida. The Moore's traveled the back roads of Florida in the 1930's through 1951 registering Black voters and addressing civil rights injustices.

In 1951 on Christmas night, Mr. Moore's life was cut short by an assassin's bomb that was places under the bedroom of the Moore's home in Mims, FL. In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Moore medical treatment he was rushed to the nearest hospital that would accept Black people during that era, and it was in Sanford, FL. Unfortunately we lost a true American hero that night. Mrs. Moore, a woman of tremendous strength and faith was also severely injured in the blast. Through the grace of God she was able to see her husband laid to rest. A few days later Mrs. Harriette Vyda Moore like her husband Mr. Harry Tyson Moore would too succumb to the cowardly assassin's bomb. This year's memorial will mark the 65th anniversary of the Moore's assassination.

The legacy and sacrifice of the Moore family is worthy of honor and this story must never die; this is American history.

Randle Clay, President
North Brevard County NAACP


The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc.
A 501(c)3 organization providing community support for the Moore Memorial Park and Cultural Complex.
P.O. Box 817, 2180 Freedom Avenue, Mims, FL 32754
WEB SITE

The Moore Cultural Complex Board meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month,
beginning at 6:30pm in at the Moore Memorial Park Complex Center.


The facility is managed by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, North Area.
Call (321) 264-6595 for more information on the park, cultural center, activities, and rentals.



Harry T. Moore's Personal Papers Returned to Daughter
Scans of the papers are available on MyFloridaLegal.com



The Life of Harry T. Moore
The Life of Harriette V. Moore
Photos from Evangeline's collection
Background and Research Ballad of Harry Moore
Langston Hughes
Postage Stamp Petition Sculpture
Historical Marker Unveiling
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Justice Center
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Homesite Development Committee


Harriette V. Moore family

Harry, Harriette, Annie Rosalea, and Juanita Evangeline






Before His Time book cover    

Before His Time:

The Untold Story of Harry T. Moore,
America's First Civil Rights Martyr

by Ben Green
Published April, 1999     --     Review #1,   #2,   #3   #4   #5
Link to amazon.com
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North Brevard Branch - NAACP

National NAACP

Clifton Colored School ca: 1890 -- Before their time - illustrates the value placed on education by black pioneers.

A History of the Negro School in Titusville, Florida


RESOURCES WITH WHOM WE HAVE EXCHANGED LINKS

Academic Info -- African American History - An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on Black History
http://www.academicinfo.net/africanam.html

Academic Info: African American History: Civil Rights Movement
http://www.academicinfo.net/africanamcr.html

African American Web Connection - William R. Jones, CCP:
http://www.aawc.com/aah.html

Black Facts Online:
http://www.blackfacts.com/



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