Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore
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WHO WERE HARRY T. AND HARRIETTE V. MOORE?The Moores were leading civil rights activists in Brevard County and the nation. They organized the first Brevard County Chapter of the NAACP and were instrumental in this organization and the fight for equality and justice until their deaths. They were murdered in 1951 for their involvement in the civil rights movement when a bomb, placed under their home, exploded on Christmas night.
WHERE IS THE HOMESITE PROPERTY AND WHY IS IT HISTORIC?The 10 acre parcel is located at the south end of Freedom Avenue, off Parker Street in Mims in North Brevard. The County purchased the property in 1989 and has been working since then with the Brevard County Branch of the NAACP. In 1995, the Harry T. Moore Homesite Development Committee was formed to plan development of this site as a memorial to the Moores and to serve as a center for social and cultural activities in the community. The park was designated as a Florida Heritage Landmark in 1999. The historical marker at the park was funded by a matching grant and the Parks & Recreation North Referendum. For additional information, call Brevard County Parks & Recreation at (321) 264-5105.
WHAT IS THE HARRY T. & HARRIETTE V. MOORE CULTURAL COMPLEX, INC.?Members of the development committee formed The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation with IRS 501(c)3 status, to raise funds to enhance development and operation of the park. The park currently includes a cultural center, parking, and passive reflective areas with benches. In planning is a replica of the home, playgrounds and picnic pavillions.
HOW CAN I HELP?Donations can be made to:
The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc.
on the Cultural Complex, Inc. web site.
|The Moore's daughter, Evangeline (center) with development committee members and County Parks & Recreation Director. - 8/27/02|
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