Bomb Heard Around The World-The Orlando Times

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The Bomb Heard Round The World

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Cutline: Walter T. Shaw

BY VANESSA RUTIGLIANO

FT. LAUDERDALE - On Christmas Day in 1951, in an act of racial terrorism, Harry T Moore and his wife Harriette V Moore were killed in a bombing at their home in Florida. This became known as The Bomb Heard Around The World.

Author Gregory Marquette and publisher and founder of Top Cat II Production Publishing Group, Walter T Shaw brought this story to life in the book by the same name: The Bomb Heard Around The World. Shaw is spearheading the project- doing Q & A sessions about the history of the story and why it is to prevalent in today’s society. Most recently Shaw spoke at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Ft Lauderdale.

Harry T Moore founded the Brevard County Chapter of the NAACP and was also the President of the state chapter. He and his wife Harriette were activists until their very last moments. Together, Shaw and Marquette want to show the world what an important story this is and how much work we still have left as a society. Shaw is working closely with the Moore Memorial Park and Cultural Center and the NAACP to bring a positive message of change and equality to local communities and eventually, the world. There is currently a documentary in pre-production.

Shaw is currently planning an event for later this year that will feature Grammy Nominated musicians, dignitaries and other community activists. This event will also serve as the unveiling of beautiful, bronze artistic busts of Harry T and Harriette V Moore. This unveiling will be the final scene of the documentary.

"With many questionable killings of Blacks in America today, the racial divide has widened exponentially. Racial injustices of yesteryear relate directly to today’s current events. White supremacists marching openly in public signifies that extreme racism has returned in force, for the time being.  Recent travel bans are in the process of rejecting immigrants and the current administration’s bullying of minorities signifies a segment of America is devolving.” stated Shaw.


Shaw will continue his fight to spread the story of The Bomb Heard Around The World and fight for equality and justice.

To learn more about the book, visit www.thebombheardaroundtheworld.com.