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Titusville in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite

 
 
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 24, 2015
1. Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite Marker
Inscription. 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 and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-408.)
 
Location. 28° 39.294′ N, 80° 50.682′ W.
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 24, 2015
2. Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite Marker
Marker is in Titusville, 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, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Mims (approx. 0.6 miles away); LaGrange/Mims Community Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); LaGrange Community Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); LaGrange Community Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oliver's Camp (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hernandez Trail (approx. 2˝ miles away); Titusville Veteran's Memorial Fishing Pier (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
More about this marker. Marker located near the replica house
 
Also see . . .  Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park. Brevard County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on November 12, 2016.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Moore home replica image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, October 24, 2015
3. Moore home replica
Moore home destroyed by bomb image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, 1951
4. Moore home destroyed by bomb
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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