Mims in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite
This property is the former homesite of civil rights activists Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, two people whose lives were committed to help Florida’s Negro communities unite to form a collective identity. Mr. Moore was a Brevard County educator who became a full-time civil rights activist. After being fired for demanding equal pay, he worked to equalize the salaries received by Negro teachers with that of their white counterparts. He organized the Progressive Voters League of Florida, and his efforts to open the Democratic Party to Negroes provided new political opportunities for minority citizens all over the state. Mr. Moore organized the first Brevard County Branch of the National Association for he Advancement of Colored People in 1934, and served as its president for five years. From 1941-1946, he served as president of the Florida State Conference of the Branches of the NAACP, and then as the executive director until his death. Mr. Moore and his wife were murdered when a bomb was planted beneath their house on Christmas night in 1951.
Erected 1999 by Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 28° 39.294′ N, 80° 50.682′ W. Marker is in Mims, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from Freedom Avenue, 0.3 miles south of Parker Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2180 Freedom Ave, Mims FL 32754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Tyson Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rosa Parks (about 300 feet away); March On Washington (about 400 feet away); Voting Rights Act (about 400 feet away); Freedom Riders (about 400 feet away); Groveland Four (about 400 feet away); Brown v. Board of Education (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mims.
More about this marker. Marker located near the replica house
Also see . . .
1. Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park. Organization homepage. (Submitted on October 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Murder of Harry and Harriette Moore. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. 5. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.