Timeline: Legacy of Civil Rights Pioneers, Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore

A look at Civil Rights activists, Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore and the impact they left in Brevard County and the nation.

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Harry T. Moore was hired as principal and fifth/sixth grade teacher at Mims Colored Elementary School.


Harry T. Moore was born in the Florida Panhandle to Johnny and Rosa Moore.


Harry T. Moore graduated from Florida Memorial College. He moved to Cocoa to teach fourth grade at Cocoa's only black elementary school.


Harry T. Moore was hired as principal of the Titusville Colored School.


Harry T. Moore organized the first NAACP chapter in Brevard County.

Teacher Salaries

In conjunction with all-black Florida State Teacher's Association, Harry T. Moore organized a group to file the first lawsuit in the 'deep south' to equalize black and white teacher salaries.

Florida Progressive Voter's League

Harry T. Moore formed the Florida Progressive Voter's League and became executive director.

Job Changes

Harry T. Moore becomes paid state NAACP executive secretary.

Bomb Blast (Audio, Photos)

The Moore’s home in Mims was bombed. It was also the Moore’s 25th wedding anniversary.

Harriette passes away

Harriette Moore died from her injuries.

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