Harry T. Moore: Champion of Justice


Harry T. Moore: A champion for justice.

Meet Harry Tyson Moore, Florida’s forgotten hero of the Civil Rights Movement. Harry was born in 1905 near Live Oak, Florida. He graduated from Bethune Cookman, where he met his wife Harriet. After college, they moved to Brevard County. Harry was a founding member of the Florida NAACP. He led the voting registration drive and filed lawsuits against voter suppression techniques. Harry worked tirelessly for housing and education equality. He fought for justice for lynching victims and with Thurgood Marshall in the famous Groveland 4 case. Broward County fired the Moores from their teaching jobs after they advocated for equal pay for black Educators. On Christmas Eve night, 1951, their house in Mims was bombed. Because they were black, the local Hospital would not treat them. The couple died on the way to the closest Black Hospital in Sanford. Harry T. Moore is called the first martyr of the modern Civil Rights Movement. He was only 46 years old when he died. Let’s honor Harry T. Moore’s memory by continuing the fight for equality and justice for all. If you want more Florida history, like and follow. Thank you for watching.

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