Violent night, unholy night … Brevard’s Christmas, past and present

PBS – Freedom Never Dies: The Story of Harry T. Moore – Program Synopsis – Introduction

In 1951 after celebrating Christmas Day, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette retired to bed in their white frame house tucked inside a small orange grove in Mims, Florida. Ten minutes later, a bomb shattered their house, their lives and any notions that the south’s post-war transition to racial equality would be a smooth one. Harry Moore died on the way to the hospital; his wife died nine days later.

via PBS – Freedom Never Dies: The Story of Harry T. Moore – Program Synopsis – Introduction.

As previous blog posts so graphically indicate, nothing has changed in Brevard since Christmas Day, 1951, when the Moore’s were murdered on their anniversary.

There would not be as many messes to clean up in Brevard had Harry T. been allowed to live out the full measure of his life; his eloquent persistence was extraordinarily successful.

But Brevard’s messes will be cleaned up – likely ineloquently, and likely in 2013.

About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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