“The NAACP Florida State Conference commends the Florida Legislature led by State Representative Patrick Henry for passing House Resolution 8057, recognizing the third Saturday in December as Harry Tyson Moore and Harriette Vyda Simms Moore Day in the State of Florida. As the first State Conference President and First Lady of the NAACP Florida State Conference of Branches, the Moore’s fought for equal rights, voting rights, achieved open democratic party primaries allowing all black citizens to vote and ensured public school teachers were paid the same salaries.

As members of the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Moore’s symbolize the bravery, sacrifice and hard work of all NAACP members. We salute the Florida Legislature, State Representative Patrick Henry and our North Brevard and West Volusia Branches for their tireless efforts honoring the Moore’s public service,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.

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