Civil rights activist who founded the first branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Brevard County, Florida in 1934.
His father passed away when he was eight years old, and when his mother could no longer support him he lived with his aunts.
He filed a first lawsuit in the Deep South in 1937, which initiated the movement for equal salaries for black and white teachers in public schools. It failed, but paved the way for other lawsuits to take place.
The child of Johnny and Rosalea Moore; he was married to Harriet Vyda Simms Moore.
Langston Hughes wrote a poem to commemorate his death at the hands of the KKK when the NAACP rallied in New York.