Broward Commemorates Juneteenth By Renaming Avenue After Civil Rights Activists Harry, Harriett Moore – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Broward County held a Juneteenth celebration that saw a street renamed to honor two legendary civil rights activists.
Northwest 7th Street, between Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 31st Avenue, is now officially Harry-Harriette Moore Street.
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The Moores were considered the first true activists of the modern civil rights era in Florida.
Harry Moore organized the first branch of the NAACP in the state in 1934.
Moore also founded the Florida Progressive Voter’s League in 1945 and helped enroll more than 100,000 black voters.
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The Moores were teachers who ended up paying the highest price for their civil rights activism.
On Christmas Day 1951, a bomb exploded under her bed.
Commissioner Dale Holness said this will honor her legacy and it coincidentally fell on the June 10th holiday.
“I almost shudder that we didn’t plan for the President to sign the Juniteenth, but we planned this event in advance. It is almost providential that we do this. Harry and Harriett Moore sacrificed their lives for justice, fairness and equality, ”said Holeness.
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Now her story will be brought to life in an upcoming film called “The Prize for Freedom” with many actors.