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Lunch & Learn with Juanita Barton: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore

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Lunch & Learn with Juanita Barton: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore

Time: February 13, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: Orange County Regional History Center
Street: 65 E. Central Boulevard
City/Town: Orlando
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Phone: (407) 836-7010
Event Type: social
Organized By: the History Center
Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2012

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Harry T. Moore, African American civil rights leader and martyr, investigated lynchings that occurred in Florida from 1943 to the time of his death− caused by injuries sustained when his home was bombed in 1951. Moore left his mark on civil rights issues including voter registration, police brutality, equal salaries, and integrated schools. Founder of the Brevard County Chapter of the NAACP, and later Executive Secretary of the Florida NAACP, Moore also created the Progressive Voter’s League, and greatly increased the number of African American voters in the state. Juanita Barton, one of the first students at Titusville High School to integrate, is a community organizer. She served as the chairman of the Community Outreach Activities for East Mims Progressive Civic League Inc., Vice President on the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board, and a member of the Community Action Advisory Board. Free. Lunches available for pre-order from Deli 111 for $8 per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations.

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