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Harry T. Moore NAACP Xmas Bombing & Edward Davis

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Before there was MLK, Malcolm X & Rosa Parks, there were hundreds of unsung Civil Rights Leaders llike Edward D.Davis, Harry T. Moore, Robert "Bob" Saunders, Ruby Hurley & Mrs. Irene K

irkaldy who also lost their lives.

Harry T. Moore and his Wife Harriet were The First Civil Rights members of The NAACP to lose their lives.
The Moores were assassinated, i.e. Blown up in their home on Christmas, 1951 in Mims Florida.

Join The Gist of Freedom and host Preston Washington discuss these tragic events which led to the victories Americans enjoy and take for granted today, with Chester Sims the nephew of Edward D. Davis, the founder of the Florida Voters League.

Edward Davis Sr., was the NAACP two-term President of Florida, during this tragic era. Needless to say, Mr. Davis was also under constant threat. Dynamite was discovered in his home, only a few days after the Moore's assassination.

Mr. Davis' nephew, Activists and Screenplay writer Chester Sims, is working to preserve his family's and legacy!

So far Chester Sims has had great success, he assisted with the naming of a State Highway in his Uncle Edward D. Davis' Honor. Chester also lobbied for his Uncle's nomination into Florida's Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

Langston Hughes and Sweet Honey In The Rock both wrote tributes to The Moores