TALLAHASSEE, Fla. 4-24-13
The Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame has four new members.
The ceremony took place at the Capitol Wednesday morning. Governor Rick Scott and other elected officials honored the class of 2013.
Margarita Romo was the only living-member honored Wednesday. She was chosen due to her help and work with migrant farm workers.
"I'm at a loss of words and I'm never at a loss of words," said Romo.
Judge James B. Sanderlin was the first African-American judge in Pinellas County. While he served, he fought injustice and discrimination against citizens of St. Petersburg. His brother Raymond received the award today.
"For the commission to recognize him is a great honor and we will hold that and cherish it," said Raymond.
Juanita Evangeline Moore received the honor for her two parents Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore. They helped found the first NAACP in Brevard County and helped with voter registration. Sadly, in 1951, they were killed by a bomb that went off under their home.
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