Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities Honors Civil Rights Activists

April 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm EST

The Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities occurs each March to honor the first civil rights activists in the state of Florida.

Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harriette, organized the Brevard County branch of the NAACP in 1934, and in 1946, Harry was named the state’s executive director of the NAACP.

On Christmas Day 1951, the Moores were killed when their home in Mims was blown up, and the case has never been solved.

The couple has been honored with the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park and Cultural Center in nearby Mims.

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