On Inequality | Harry T. Moore, Florida Memorial University ’25

Family photo of Harry T. Moore, right, and wife Harriette, Ft. Lauderdale, late 40s.

We bemoan the inequalities in education and segregation, police brutality, lynching and other evils that are heaped on Negro citizens; but so few of us are willing to take positive action for the alleviation of these conditions…if we are to receive proper respect from those who govern us, we must exercise some voice in their election.

Harry Tyson Moore, educator, founder of the first branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Brevard County, Florida

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A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Crystal A. deGregory, Ph.D. is a graduate of the historic Fisk University ’03. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Vanderbilt University. She also holds a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee State University, ’14, where she formerly taught in the department of history, geography and political science. A professional historian and passionate HBCU advocate, she is editor-in-chief of the forthcoming The Journal of HBCU Research + Culture. She is also a regular contributor to HBCU Digest, is a co-host of Black Docs radio show, and offers a wide-range of expertise on multiple topics including history, culture, education, black fraternity and sorority life and of course HBCUs. Follow her on twitter at @HBCUstorian, visit her website at www.CrystaldeGregory.com, or contact her via email at cadegregory@HBCUstory.com.