Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of
Harry T. Moore airs on PBS stations nationwide on
Friday, January 12, 2001
(check local listings)
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee narrate.
Sweet Honey In The Rock and Toshi Reagon perform original music.
Combining Murder Mystery, Incisive Biography and an Eye-Opening Portrait of Jim Crow Florida, Freedom Never Dies Sheds New Light on one of America's Earliest and Most Fearless Fighters for Civil Rights.
In 1951 after celebrating Christmas Day, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette retired to bed in their white frame house tucked inside a small orange grove in Mims, Florida. Ten minutes later, a bomb shattered their house, their lives and any notions that the south's post-war transition to racial equality would be a smooth one. Harry Moore died on the way to the hospital; his wife died nine days later.
Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore explores the life and times of this enigmatic leader, a distinguished school teacher whose passionate crusade for equal rights could not be discouraged by either the white power structure or the more cautious factions of his own movement. Although Moore's assassination was an international cause celebre in 1951, it was overshadowed by following events and eventually almost forgotten.
Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore, produced by The Documentary Institute, restores Moore to his rightful place in the Civil Rights saga.