Harry Moore

Harry Moore was an African-American tuitor in an elementary school and a leader in the civil rights movement.
He was the founder of the first branch of the NAACP.

He was an only child, his father tended the water tanks and ran a small store infront of their house.
Graduated with a “normal degree” to teach elementary school, and started teaching in Florida.

He was married to Hariette Moore, a black American tuitor and a civil rights worker.

In 1951, on his 25th wedding anniversary, the Moores were fatally injured by a bomb that was placed under their house.

Harry died on the way to the hospital, while Harriette died 9 days later at the hospital.

Based on evidence many years later, the state concluded that the attack was done by the Ku Klux Klan.

Their murder was the first assassination during the Civil rights movement.

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