Tony Brown explains that Harry T. Moore began the civil rights movement in Florida and was the first civil rights activist assassinated. Evangeline Moore is committed to finding justice for her parents. She discusses their lack of recognition.
Evangeline confirms that the day after a KKK member was interviewed, he committed suicide. She wants to identify everyone involved in killing her parents. Evangeline describes the bombing, following days, and death of her mother.
Evangeline discusses her father's establishment of a NAACP chapter and the Progressive Voters League of Florida. She recalls his investigation of lynchings and fight for black representation in the Brevard County Sheriff's Department. Evangeline explains the case of four black men accused of raping a white woman.
Brown and Evangeline discuss the National NAACP's move to remove her father as leader of the Florida chapter. Evangeline explains the reward for finding the murder(s) of her parents and her parents' memorial.
Credits: Justice Delayed
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Harry T. Moore, who was at the vanguard of the civil rights movement in Florida, and his wife Harriet were killed when their home was firebombed in 1951. Harry Moore became the first NAACP official to be assassinated during the civil rights era. In this program from Tony Brown's Journal, their daughter, Evangeline Moore tells a chilling story of her parents’ death and her struggle to memorialize their sacrifice and bring their killer(s) to justice.
Length: 26 minutes
Copyright date: ©2006
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