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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mims, Florida

 
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Mims is in Brevard County
      Brevard County (269)  
      Indian River County (56)  
      Orange County (133)  
      Osceola County (15)  
      Seminole County (135)  
      Volusia County (383)  
 
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1Florida (Brevard County), Mims — 99th Fighter SquadronHarry t. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
The 99th Flying Training Squadron flies Raytheon T-1 Jayhawks and they painted the tops of the tails of their aircraft red, in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen the “Red Tails”. The 99th Flying Training Squadron is part of the 12th Flying Training . . . Map (db m178780) HM
2Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m142392) HM WM
3Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Brown v. Board of EducationHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
The 1954 case of Brown v. Board of Education ended with a Supreme Court decision that helped lead to the desegregation of schools throughout America. Prior to the ruling, African-American children in Topeka, Kansas were denied access to all-white . . . Map (db m179773) HM
4Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Dr. Mary Jane McLeod BethuneEducator, Government Official, & Activist — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875-May 18, 1955), Mary McLeod Bethune rose from poverty to become one of the nation’s most distinguished African leaders and the most prominent Black woman of her time. Her life encompassed three different . . . Map (db m179783) HM
5Florida (Brevard County), Mims — EatonvilleHome of Zora Neale Hurston — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
Zora Neale Hurston was born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston moved with her family to Eatonville, Florida, when she was still a toddler. Her writings revel no recollection of her Alabama beginnings. For Hurston, Eatonville was always . . . Map (db m179368) HM
6Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Emmet TillHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
On Aug. 20, 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year old Black youth from Chicago arrived in Money, Mississippi by train, along with a cousin, 16-year old Wheeler Parker Jr. They had accompanied Till’s great uncle and Parker’s grandfather, Moses Wright, who . . . Map (db m179240) HM
7Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, human . . . Map (db m142686) WM
8Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s
The light of freedom still burns brightly in our world today because of the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform. Our Nation’s servicemen and women have fought the forces of tyranny and won victories for liberty, . . . Map (db m142689) WM
9Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Freedom RidersCamp Blanding Museum & Memorial Park
On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals. The Freedom Riders, who were . . . Map (db m178972) HM
10Florida (Brevard County), Mims — From The Bivouac of The Dead By Theodore O’Hara — Cape Canaveral National Cemetery —
The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat The soldier’s last tattoo; No more on life’s parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, . . . Map (db m145356) WM
11Florida (Brevard County), Mims — F-539 — Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Mims
In 1894, after organizing a congregation, St. James Colored Missionary Baptist Church acquired land in Mims, and with Rev. G. Brewer as pastor, built the first wooden church on this site in 1904 under the guidance of Rev. J.S. Gilbert. Many of North . . . Map (db m101402) HM
12Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Greensboro Sit-InsNonviolent Protests in Greensboro, North Carolina — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
The Greensboro Sit-Ins were non-violent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, which lasted from February 1, 1960 to July 25, 1960. The protests led to the Woolworth Department Store chain ending its policy of racial segregation in its stores in . . . Map (db m177919) HM
13Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Groveland FourHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
The July 16, 1949, a 17-year-old white woman and her estranged husband reported to police that she had been abducted at approximately 2:30 a.m., driven approximately 25 minutes to a dead-end road, and raped by four black men. By the end of the . . . Map (db m179835) HM
14Florida (Brevard County), Mims — F-408 — 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 . . . Map (db m177798) HM
15Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Harry Tyson MooreHarry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
The Civil Rights Movement in Florida began with the early work and untimely death of Harry T. Moore, an African-American civil rights worker in Brevard County. Harry Tyson Moore was a teacher, a principal, and civil rights worker. He became the . . . Map (db m177877) HM
16Florida (Brevard County), Mims — James, General Daniel “Chappie”, Jr. (1920–1978) — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
Born February 11, 1920 at Pensacola, Florida, he learned to fly while attending Tuskegee Institute and after graduation in 1942, continued civilian flight training until he received appointment as a Cadet in the Army Air Corps in January 1943. He . . . Map (db m177987) HM
17Florida (Brevard County), Mims — JuneteenthHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the . . . Map (db m180399) HM
18Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Korean Service MemorialCape Canaveral National Cemetery
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten.Map (db m177676) WM
19Florida (Brevard County), Mims — F-489 — LaGrange Community Cemetery
Established in 1869, this is the oldest cemetery on Florida's lower East Coast. The oldest portion is located in the front center section, evidenced by the southeasterly positioning of the tombstones. Tom Johnson Cockshutt (1841-1917), who arrived . . . Map (db m101404) HM
20Florida (Brevard County), Mims — F-488 — LaGrange/Mims Community Cemetery
In the early 1900s, a two acre parcel of land north of LaGrange Community Church and Cemetery was given to the Mims colored community for a cemetery. Earliest marked graves are dated 1903; many are unmarked. In the 1800s both blacks and whites . . . Map (db m101403) HM
21Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Little Rock NineHarry T. & Harriet V. Moore Memorial Park
The Little Rock Nine, Ernest Green (b. 1941), Elizabeth Eckford (b. 1942), Jefferson Thomas (1942-2010), Terrence Roberts (b. 1941), Carlotta Walls LaNier (b. 1942), Minnijean Brown (b. 1941), Gloria Ray Karlmark (b.1942), Thema Morthershed (b. . . . Map (db m183403) HM
22Florida (Brevard County), Mims — March On WashingtonHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
On 28 August 1963, more than 200,000 demonstrators took part in a march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in the nation’s capital. The march was successful in pressuring the administration of John F. Kennedy to initiate a strong civil rights bill . . . Map (db m178197) HM
23Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Medgar EversCivil Rights Activist — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
Medgar Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963), civil rights activist, was born Medgar Wiley Evers in Decatur, Mississippi, the son of James Evers, a sawmill worker, and Jessie Wright, a domestic worker. After graduating from Alcorn, Evers spent . . . Map (db m178793) HM
24Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Mitchelville, South CarolinaHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
On November 7, 1861, Union forces attacked two Confederate forts and the Sea Islands of South Carolina near Port Royal. “The Battle of Port Royal” later drove Confederate forces to retreat to the mainland. One island, Hilton Head Island, immediately . . . Map (db m178135) HM
25Florida (Brevard County), Mims — National Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 formed by Mary White Ovington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Archibald Grimke, Henry Moskowitz, Oswald . . . Map (db m177876) HM
26Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Navy SeabeesCape Canaveral National Cemetery
Navy Seabees with willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a bit longer Seabees can do We build We fightMap (db m145320) WM
27Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Ocoee Race Riots - 1920[Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park]
The Ocoee massacre was a violent race riot that broke out on November 2, 1920, the day of the quadrennial U.S. Presidential election in Ocoee, Florida, African-American-owned buildings and residences in northern Ocoee were burned to the ground, . . . Map (db m178413) HM
28Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Rosa ParksMother of the Civil Rights Movement — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
Civil rights activists Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The City of Montgomery had no choice but lift . . . Map (db m177878) HM
29Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Rosewood Massacre - 1921Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
On January 1, 1923 a massacre was carried out in a small, predominantly Black town of Rosewood in Central Florida. The massacre was instigated by the rumor that a white woman, Fanny Taylor, had been sexually assaulted by a black man in her home . . . Map (db m179269) HM
30Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Sky SoldiersCape Canaveral National Cemetery
Sky Soldiers The Florida Chapter Dedicates This memorial To The Sky Soldiers Of The 173rd Airborne Brigade Who Served With Honor Map (db m145321) WM
31Florida (Brevard County), Mims — The Tallahassee Bus BoycottRev. K.C. Steele — Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park —
On May 26, 1956, two female students from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson, sat down in the “whites only” section of a segregated bus in the city of Tallahassee. When they refused to . . . Map (db m177912) HM
32Florida (Brevard County), Mims — The Ultimate SacrificeCape Canaveral National Cemetery
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten. Map (db m145318) WM
33Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Thurgood MarshallHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908-January 24, 1993), the great-grandson of slaves, was the first African-American justice appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Where he served from 1967 to 1991. Earlier in his career, Marshall was a . . . Map (db m179223) HM
34Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Violence In Hemming PlazaJacksonville, Florida — Harry T. & Harriet V. Moore Memorial Park —
It was August 27, 1960, a day that became known as “Ax Handle Saturday.” The violent attack was in response to peaceful lunch counter demonstrations organized by the Jacksonville Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of . . . Map (db m181942) HM
35Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Virgil D. Hawkins – April 1949Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
Virgil D. Hawkins, who waged a 28-year battle to practice law in Florida and helped break the color barrier at the University of Florida Law School, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 81 years old. Mr. Hawkins, who was born in Okahumpka, . . . Map (db m179234) HM
36Florida (Brevard County), Mims — Voting Rights ActHarry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park
Voting Rights Act, U.S. legislation (August 6, 1965) that aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment (1870 )to the Constitution . . . Map (db m178361) HM
 
 
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