Feb. 10, 2022

Ep. 159: The Murders of Harry and Harriette Moore


It’s Black History Month, and we are focusing on stories from the Black community.

Last week the show took us to a place they called an “international” destination, but it turned out to be Houston, Texas. In the case Megan tells today, one of the victims was born in Houston, Florida.

Megan tells the story of husband and wife Harry and Harriette Moore, who were the first couple to be killed in the Civil Rights Movement. Harry was the first NAACP official to be killed in the movement. The Moore’s murder was also very closely tied to the story of the Groveland Four, documented in the “Devil in the Grove” by Gilbert King.

CONTENT WARNING: race motivated murder, brief mention of sexual assault, brief mention of suicide. (Story Starts at: 6:33).

Links discussed in the Episode:

28 Days of Black History - a quick daily email to learn about Black history, all February!

Some of our previous Black history episodes:

Crime and Roses Ep. 75: The History and Black Expulsion of Forsyth County, a Sundown Town

Crime and Roses Ep. 94: The Red Summer of 1919

Crime and Roses Ep. 128: Danziger Bridge Shootings - the Murders of James Brisette and Ronald Madison

Crime and Roses: The Robert Charles Riots

Crime and Roses: The Rosewood Massacre

Crime and Roses: Celia the Slave v. Missouri

Crime and Roses: The Killing of Breonna Taylor

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