Harry T. Moore was an early civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP chapter in Brevard County, Florida. He was murdered, along with his activist wife, by a bomb planted in their house on Christmas Day in 1951.
Ferdinand Porsche founded the Porsche car company in 1931. In the early 1920s, he oversaw the development of the Mercedes compressor car, and later developed the first designs of the Volkswagen car with his son, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche.
Oscar Micheaux was an African-American filmmaker whose movies were a challenge to racial segregation and an alternative outlet for black moviegoers. He is thought to have written, produced and directed more than 40 films from 1919 to 1948.