The Bomb Heard Around The World
There were no foreign attacks on American soil. Yet there were twelve bombings targeting black Americans in the “Jim Crow” South that year. But the final bomb was set off that year in a small town in Florida. And it was heard around the world.
IN ‘1951 AMERICA’ TERRORISM WAS HOMEGROWN.
Harry Moore and his wife, Harriette, were murdered on Christmas night, sixty-six years ago at the hands of racist terrorists. Harry knew he was a target for racist groups like the KKK but he swore he would keep going even if they killed him. The Moore’s courage was unmatched.
This was, indeed, “THE BOMB HEARD AROUND THE WORLD”
There were no foreign attacks on American soil. Yet there were twelve bombings targeting black Americans in the “Jim Crow” South that year. But the final bomb was set off that year in a small town in Florida. And it was heard around the world. Harry Moore and his wife, Harriette, were murdered on Christmas night, sixty-six years ago at the hands of racist terrorists. Harry knew he was a target for racist groups like the KKK but he swore he would keep going even if they killed him. The Moore’s courage was unmatched. World War ll had just ended but that was in Europe and Asia. Americans had never experienced the shock and tragedy of war on ‘home soil’. Americans, for a very long time, paid little attention to the persecution of blacks, despite the multitude of violent, racist episodes; not dissimilar from events in Nazi Germany. And while this is the story of Harry and Harriette Moore — it is also a story for today. 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. The current right-wing government has created a toxic environment where an inordinate number of American citizens seem to support returning to a darker time in American history where being white was embraced with enthusiasm whilst foreigners and peoples of color were treated as second-class citizens.
This was a shocking crime that reverberated throughout America and around the world, back in 1951. It should reverberate again, today, once people learn of it. This book and the events it exposes are revelations.
- DANIEL HEFFNER: Disney, Lionsgate, Sony Credits include: "Saw", "Saw ll" through "Saw Vll", "George of the Jungle", "The Good Mother", "Cocktail", "The Appointment", "Knights of Badassdom", "Holy Matrimony"
Reading this book shocked me to my core. America is the land of the free? Time to take a hard look at ourselves. An amazing piece of writing about an outrageous event in history that mirrors life today in America.
- PHYLLIS CARLYLE: Managed talents include: Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Pierce Brosnan, Geena Davis, Salma Hayek, Andy Garcia, Benicio Del Toro, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Jude Law Credits include: "Seven", "Murder in the First", "Accidental Tourist"
This is electrifying. A racially-charged crime exploded in America that few people were aware of and those that did know did not have the wherewithal or the courage to face it. This is profoundly important.
- VLAD WOLYNETZ: Viacom, BBC, Cineflix, Spike TV, AMC Credits include: "Waco", "Tyrant, "Tut", "Breaking Bad", "Mad Men, "The Killing", "The Walking Dead"
Executive Producer/Co-Executive Producer/Head of Production
Urgent reading! Unbelievable that this happened in the 1950’s and looking at the news today you see it happening again!
- MATTHEW T. WEINER: Credits include: "Equity", "Blind", "Big Stone Gap", "A Good Marriage", "Innocents", "Genius On Hold", "New York Undercover", "Equalizer", "Undercurrents", "Billy Bathgate"
MATTHEW T. WEINER
Gregory Marquette, Canadian born, living and working in Hollywood, comes from a background that includes network television in Canada, Britain and the United States. Having worked for CTV (Canadian Television Network), BBC London, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Network) and the Global Television Network as a Producer, Writer and Television Director. A graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), he began his career in television journalism and thereafter series drama and television variety. He later formed the successful film production company Polaris Entertainment Corporation to produce television commercials, film and television product, which he ran for eight years.
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