Harry T. and Harriet V. Moore Cultural Center and Museum

The former homesite of Brevard County civil rights martyrs Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore, has become an center for education and reflection on civil rights. The 5,000 square foot facility house artifacts and historical information about the emancipation proclamation in 1860 to the signing of the civil rights act in 1964. Mr. Moore was a Brevard County educator who later became a full-time activist and organizer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP. After being fired for demanding pay equal to that of white educators, Moore crusaded for equal salaries for all Florida teachers without regard to race. He organized the Progressive Voters League of Florida, and his efforts to open the Democratic Party to African Americans provided new political opportunities for African American citizens all over the state. From 1941 to 1946, he served as president of the Florida State Conference of the Florida Branches of the NAACP, and then as the executive director. He and his wife Harriette were killed in a still unsolved explosion that ripped through their home on Christmas Night 1951. The Moore Cultural Center & Museum displays the dramatic story of Civil Rights and the role the Moore’s played in it. The center also hosts educational lectures, oral presentations, diversity trainings, quilting, outreach exhibits, town hall meetings to encourage racial tolerance, diversity, and equity.

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Isaac Houston on the career and influence of Harry T. Moore for the cause of racial justice in Brevard County
Excerpts from an oral history interview for the Brevard County Historical Commission conducted by David Jackson, August 13, 2000 ~ Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aor6-DkzBJ0
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2180 Freedom Ave., Mims, FL 32754 ~ Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm Closed for Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm Admission: Free Amenities: museum, gift shop, restrooms, meeting room, civil rights walking trail, pavilion, gazebo, replica Moore home Phone: (321) 264-6595