Harry & Harreitte Moore were pioneer activists & leaders of the early civil rights movement in the United States. On Christmas night of 1961, they would become the first martyrs of the movement, followed by Harry T. Moore and Martin Luther King Jr.
In 2012, much of America was celebrating the re-election of the nation’s first African American president but just three weeks later in Jacksonville, Florida, the murder of an unarmed African American teenager was a bloody reminder of just how far we still have to go in the battle against racism.
During middle school, a lot of teenagers try to find out who they truly are. Sadly the pressures of fitting in alongside a new environment can often prove to be very difficult for some teenagers & when prejudice and bigotry go unchecked, it can sometimes lead to violence.