Nestled in Southeast Memphis, Orange Mound is the second largest community in history, behind Harlem in New York City, to be discovered by African-Americans. Thriving since the 1890's, it's been tested through the Civil Rights Movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore are little known civil rights activists from Florida. The Moores lived in Mims, a tiny town along the space-coast, just east of Orlando. On December 25, 1951, someone placed sticks of dynamite underneath the front porch of their modest shotgun home.
During segregation, African-American service members fought for freedoms they didn't have themselves while serving our country. World War I and World War II had a double meaning for some black soldiers who helped save lives and made history.