Harry T. Moore
I wrote a post about how Harry T. Moore built the NAACP and civil rights movement in Florida from literally nothing. Moore and his wife Harriet were killed in 1951 when their house was bombed on the day of their 25th wedding anniversary and Christmas. the state of Florida bestowed a Great Floridian award to Moore. His daughter Evangeline received the award for her late father.
It's sad that it took 56 years after Moore's death for the state to recognize what many others already knew. Moore was a great Floridian.