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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

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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

Obituary in The Washington Post

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.

Healthy Living Festival
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 — 9AM-1PM

Healthy Living Festival 11/12/16
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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 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.

To the Moore Complex Facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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
Buy the

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


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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