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Harry T. Moore Homesite
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.
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.
Cocoa Post Office Re-named after the MooresHarry 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 SmithsonianSeveral 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 TrailBrevard county & the Moores are found on page 38.
Evangeline Moore, daughter of Brevard civil rights pioneers, dies 10/26/2015
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.
"Moores Remembered: Legacy and History of Civil Rights Pioneers" — Florida Today, Dec. 22, 2011 - VIDEO
Shadows of the Past, Reflections for the Future — A Vimeo Video
|Photos of Site Development
Walls are going up
January 2004 Progress
The site is located at the south end of Freedom Avenue, off Parker Street in Mims. Future plans include a reconstruction of the Moore's six room house, with memorabilia from the Moores lives; picnic areas; and an outdoor pavillion. It is expected that it will become an historical tourist destination.
The Grand Opening for the Moore Memorial Park and the Cultural Complex was April 2004.
Anyone with information, knowledge or ownership of any such items is encouraged to contact Juanita Barton, Cultural Center Coordinator, Phone 321-264-6595 — firstname.lastname@example.org.
|The Life of Harry T. Moore|
|The Life of Harriette V. Moore|
|Photos from Evangeline's collection|
|Background and Research||Ballad of Harry Moore
|Postage Stamp Petition||Sculpture|
|Historical Marker Unveiling|
|Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Justice Center|
|Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Homesite Development Committee|
Harry, Harriette, Annie Rosalea, and Juanita Evangeline
Clifton Colored School ca: 1890 -- Before their time - illustrates the value placed on education by black pioneers.
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Academic Info -- African American History - An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on Black History
Academic Info: African American History: Civil Rights Movement
African American Web Connection - William R. Jones, CCP:
Black Facts Online:
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