Harry and Harriett Moore were people of extra-ordinary courage. In a tragic era of America's history when lynchings were too common; in an area where the extremism of bigotry was particularly rampant; these two fought the good fight for America's dream of "liberty and justice for all."
But, that is only part of the story. These two were people of great dignity, compassion and inspiration. They left behind a few letters. A few stories were written about them. And, people still live who feel the strength of their inspiration.
We offer some of them to you here, so you can discover two heroic Americans who were murdered by the blackest of hearts. May their example live and grow, that our nation may someday fulfill their dreams.
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Reopened probe may close chapter on racial slayingPalm Beach Post — February 13, 2005
Harry T. Moore's letters and writings
- Roy Wilkins re: Willie J. Howard's lynching -- March 25, 1944 - "We are anxious to have a Federal investigation of this case."
- Requesting counsel from Thurgood Marshall -- June 30, 1944 - "... Grand Jury last month failed to indict the three white men accused of lynching Willie James Howard ..."
- Recent Work of The NAACP In Florida -- January 13, 1947 - - "Let us therefore combine our forces and make a more determined effort to secure for ourselves a fuller enjoyment of our Constitutional rights."
- Voter "Literacy Test" Constitutional Amendment -- May 18, 1947 - Senator Mathews is trying desperately to restrict the number that can enjoythese rights.
- Letter to Florida Delegation at the United States Congress -- June 13,1947 - "urgent need of a strong Federal law against lynching and mob violence."
- NAACP Continued Fight for Justice -- October 11, 1947 - "the NAACP has led this fight against the various forms of prejudice and discrimination heaped upon Negro citizens."
- A Special Appeal To The Religious, Fraternal and Civic Leaders of Florida -- 10/14/47 - "It is so easy to become a member of the NAACP, You may join for the small fee of $l.00. "
- FLORIDA BRANCHES OF NAACP CONTINUE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE -- October 20, 1947 -- Florida State Conference
- Senator Wayne Morse & the "Regional School Bill" -- 31 May 1948 - "This is just another effort to expand and perpetuate a segregated school system..."
- To Governor - Groveland case -- ca: 1948 - "Florida citizens ofall classes, creeds and colors must be shocked over recent developments in the famous Groveland Case."
Evangeline's MemoriesPoems she recited at NAACP meetings with her father
Research PapersA research paper by the students of the DeLaura Junior High School, Multicultural Research Project, 12/25/95.
Homesite Funding Resolution - 1998"Thank you" resolution sent to two local supporting legislators.
Evangeline Moore's "Thank You"
Newspaper articlesThe Christian Science Monitor 12/27/51
"FLORIDA OFFERS $2,000 REWARD IN BOMBING OF NEGRO'S HOME"
New York Harold Tribune 12/27/51
BOMB IN FLORIDA KILLS NEGRO WHO LED DRIVE TO TRY SHERIFF
New York Harold Tribune 1/4/52
Wife of Victim of Christmas Bombing Dies
Time Magazine January 7, 1952 -- subscription
The Uninvited Guest
Ebony Magazine Articles - reprinted November 1975THE BOMB HEARD AROUND THE WORLD - A
Original articles probably printed in and after April, 1952.
SOUTH WEAVES NEW PATTERN OF VIOLENCE - B
BOMBING CLIMAXED SERIES OF OUTRAGES - C
WAVE OF BOMBINGS HIT SOUTH AFTER SLAYING OF MOORES - D
COMMUNISTS USE BOMBINGS FOR EFFECTIVE PROPAGANDA - E
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