The voting records of Florida’s most influential civil rights pioneers have been discovered at the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Office.
Officials had been looking for the names of Harry and Harriette T. Moore in a century's worth of records dating back to 1888.
Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott was sifting through all the papers recently for voters in the Mims area, and incredibly found the couple’s names had been recorded March 29, 1934. That same year, Harry founded the Brevard branch of the NAACP.
The find was introduced to the public Wednesday at the annual Black History Month Program at the Government Center in Viera.
“Once the books had been unpacked, we had been looking for the Moores, but hadn't found them,” Scott said. “I think the reason is the book has registrations going back 130 years.”
The couple was killed when a bomb exploded at their home Dec. 25, 1951.
They are known as the first activists to die during the Civil Rights Movement.
The Moore's voting record will be on display at the Moore Cultural Center in Mims for the next year.