Harry and Hariette Moore Memorial Park, Mims

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Originally the homesite of slain civil rights activists Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore, the park features the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center. The 11.93-acre community park honors the Moores who were parents, educators, and leaders in the civil rights movement both locally and nationally. The Moores were murdered for their involvement in the civil rights movement when a bomb exploded under their home on Christmas night in 1951.

The park is dedicated to the celebration of their lives, to promoting awareness of their contributions to the early civil rights movement, and to preserving African American history. Located on the property of the original Moore family home site, the 5,000 sq. ft. Cultural Center opened April 9, 2004. Programs include visual, literary and performing arts, museum and outreach exhibits. Donations or loans of memorabilia and artifacts for museum exhibits are welcomed.

The center is also a meeting place for community organizations. The conference center has surround sound with a 90" flat screen smart television with Windows media format. The library offers visitor access to reference materials relating to people of African descent. The park also includes a replica of the Moore's home, a pavilion with kitchen, a gazebo, and Walk of Freedom paver walkway with reflecting pools and fountain. Landscaped with indigenous trees and foliage and shaded by large oaks, the park is ideal for concerts, games, and other outdoor activities.

Funded through the State of Florida, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, and the North Brevard Parks Referendum, funding for continued development is being pursued by the nonprofit corporation, Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc.
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  • Being from the UK our history never focussed too much on Civil rights, it wasn’t in our back yard so never really featured much in our school work. Yes we all knew the name MLK and the events surround...  more »
  • I learned so much about the Moore family and their brave history. This place is beautiful inside and the staff is so friendly. The outside has a replica of the Moore home and the landscape is also bea...  more »
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  • I love visiting historical sites. Here an excellent view was given to the struggles of African American to exercise their right to vote in the presence of racial injustices. Friendly staff, civil rights museum, walking trail around the perimeter, re-creation of the bombed home of Harry and Harriet Moore's home. Worth the trip to visit to learn a bit of mostly untold history.
  • There was so much history in the room. The facility us well kept and very well ran. I felt like I was reading my family history.

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