Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore are little known civil rights activists from Florida. The Moores lived in Mims, a tiny town along the space-coast, just east of Orlando. On December 25, 1951, someone placed sticks of dynamite underneath the front porch of their modest shotgun home.
During segregation, African-American service members fought for freedoms they didn't have themselves while serving our country. World War I and World War II had a double meaning for some black soldiers who helped save lives and made history.
Many people are familiar with the term “Gold Star Mothers.” It recognizes the family of fallen servicemembers. The National Museum of African-American History and Culture is working to preserve the stories of some families who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Claudette Colvin. Mary Louise Smith. Bayard Rustin. Fred Shuttlesworth. Their names aren't the first that come to mind when considering the Civil Rights movement. But the National Civil Rights Museum tells their compelling and important stories.
It's one of the most famous entertainment streets in America, bringing Memphis' blues and world famous barbecue to the masses. But Beale Street began more than 100 years ago as one of the few places African Americans could shop in the Jim Crow South.