Harry t and harriette v moore
The Bomb Heard Around the World: The Lives and Deaths of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore by Gregory MarquetteIn 1951 America terrorism was homegrown. There were no battles fought on American soil. Yet there were twelve bombings targeting black Americans, Catholics, and Jews in Jim Crow Florida. And one of those bombs was, symbolically, heard around the world.
Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harriette, were murdered on Christmas night, in 1951, by racist terrorists. Ironically, Harry knew he was a target of the KKK but he swore he would keep going, working for civil and human rights for African Americans, even if they killed him. The Moore familys courage was remarkable.
World War ll had just ended and with battles taking place overseas, Americans had never experienced the shock and tragedy of war on home soil (apart from Pearl Harbor). As well, Americans, for a very long time, paid little attention to the persecution of blacks and other minorities, despite the multitude of violent, racist episodes; not dissimilar from events in Nazi Germany.
This book explores the events leading up to the Moore assassinations and follows long after, with extensive investigations by the FBI, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Brevard County Sheriffs Office, and the Department of Justice. What they uncovered was remarkable, and the corruption that accompanied the crime was shocking. The Bomb Heard Around the World reveals new information and hidden facts which exposes both savage corruption and exceptional courage over decades in America.
The Moore assassinations became an international referendum on America, its law enforcement, its politics, its value, and its administrations. At the end of World War ll the world had turned to America as the beacon of freedom and liberty, yet after the deaths of Harry and Harriette Moore, world opinion shifted. This journey through Harry and Harriette Moores lives and deaths is a road trip through the history of America over many decades. And while this is the story of Harry and Harriette Moore, it is also a story for today.
With many unjustified killings of blacks in America today, the racial divide has widened, exponentially. Racial injustices of yesteryear relate directly to todays current events. Ironically, decades after the assassinations of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, a Republican Attorney General named Charlie Crist, would take on this criminal case in an attempt to solve the Moore assassinations once and for all. He faced enormous political pressures yet stayed the course. While this is a story from history, it is also a story for today.
Generations of racism, murders, lynchings, judicial malfeasance, police corruption, perverted politics, and controversial crime investigations populate the pages of THE BOMB HEARD AROUND THE WORLD.
Murder of Harry and Harriette Moore
When will men for sake of peace And for democracy Learn no bombs a man can make Keep men [and women] from being free?. And this he says, our Harry Moore, As from the grave he cries: No bomb can kill the dreams I hold, For freedom never dies! Harry T. Evangeline Moore dedicated her life to seeking justice for the death of her parents. From CRMvet.
Harry T. Moore graduated from Florida Memorial College. He moved to Cocoa to teach fourth grade at Cocoa's only black elementary school. Moore organized a group to file the first lawsuit in the 'deep south' to equalize black and white teacher salaries. The late Robert Hudson was the first on the scene to take breaking news photographs the day after Harry T.
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Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harriette Moore , also an educator, were the victims of a bombing of their home in Mims, Florida on Christmas night He died in an ambulance on the way to a black hospital in Sanford, Florida , county seat of Seminole County about 30 miles to the northwest. His wife died nine days later of her wounds on January 3, , at the same hospital. The murder case was thoroughly investigated, including by the FBI in , but no one was ever prosecuted. Two more investigations were conducted in the s and s. A state investigation and forensic work in resulted in naming the likely perpetrators as four Ku Klux Klan members, all long dead by that time.