Florida Activists Inducted Into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Two married civil-rights activists -- killed Christmas 1951 when a bomb exploded beneath their house as they slept -- have been inducted into Florida's Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday named Harry T. and Harriette Moore of Brevard County to the hall.

Harry Moore organized the Florida State Conference NAACP and had fought for voting rights and against unequal teacher pay. The Moores' deaths have never been officially solved but have been attributed to Ku Klux Klan members.

Scott also named James B. Sanderlin to the hall. He was the first black judge in Pinellas County and had fought against segregation as an attorney.

Margarita Romo was also inducted. She is a farmworkers' advocate and was named Hispanic Woman of the Year in 2010.

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