What Is It? Educators by trade and civil rights activists by necessity, Harry and Harriette Moore lived in Mims, located 40 miles east of Orlando. Organizer of the first NAACP chapter in Brevard County, Harry also was a major force in helping to register tens of thousands of Black voters in Florida. On Christmas night in 1951, also the Moore’s 25th wedding anniversary, a bomb went off underneath the Moore’s bedroom. Harry was killed immediately, while Harriette passed away days later. Today, a replica of their home sits in the same spot as the original house where the bombing occurred.
Why Do It? The cultural center has exhibits and events to educate on the Civil Rights Movement in Florida, along with human rights issues taking place today.
Good To Know: Guided tours of the complex are available Monday through Friday with pre-arranged reservations. Self-guided tours are allowed in the house and in select exhibits.
2180 Freedom Ave, Mims, FL 32754, USA