MIMS, Fla. — Civil rights history is right in our backyard at the Harry T. and Harriette V. Memorial Park. Here’s what you need to know before visit:
- The museum and cultural center looks through the history of local civil rights leaders Harry and Harriette Moore.
- The Moores were teachers who lost their jobs in the early 1900s and went on to fight for equal pay for teachers, voting rights, and against the lynchings that took place in Florida during that time.
- The Moores tragically died after their home was bombed in the 1950s.
- Their legacy lives on today at the cultural center, where you can visit the
actual home they once lived in and the museum that takes you through the decades of their lives.
- For more information, check out their website.
Want to learn more about the park? Watch the video above.