By | September 23, 2020
Harold Moss death-obituary

Harold Moss cause of death – Tacoma’s first Black mayor, Harold Moss dead: obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: September 22, 2020
  • Age: 90 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did Harold Moss die?

Harold Moss, the first Black mayor of Tacoma who was known as a trailblazer and “champion for civil rights,” has died at the age of 90.

Moss, who also became Tacoma‚Äôs first Black City Council member in 1970, was appointed as the city’s first Black mayor in 1994 after the death of the previous mayor. He also was elected as the first Black Pierce County Council member in 1996.

Moss’ death was confirmed by the current Tacoma mayor, Victoria Woodards.

Harold Moss Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements.

We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Harold Moss tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, who represents the Tacoma area in Congress;

He paved the way for so many future great leaders in the City of Tacoma and beyond,” Kilmer said. “His service is notable not only because he was the first; but because he was truly exceptional. He was a champion for civil rights, a fierce advocate for fair housing, and a committed proponent of creating more economic opportunity for people in every neighborhood. In so many ways, his is a story of fighting for dreams that mattered for so many.

Please write your tributes and kind words in the comment section below.

One Reply to “Harold Moss Death : Tacoma’s first Black mayor, Harold Moss dead – cause of death – tribute”

  1. Dennis Flannigan

    Harold Moss was a giant before he was short. He came to Tacoma via the military, and immediately jumped into Civil Rights activism. When he offered to purchae a home he was refused because he was Black. It pissed him off. He was determined to break such racism down, Harold had a friend, a light skin Negro he asked to buy the house. His friend did, and Harold and Bil Moss immeidately bought it and moved in. It was not his first victory..
    Onde there, they met neightbors John and Gloria Smethers and soon became close friends. His skills, smarts and courage continued until his passing. He was Tacina;s first Black Taccoma council member, first Black Mayor, and often first to stand up for any victim of racism, or any of the many isims.

    Thank you Harold for changing legend to LEGEND. While short Harold stood tall everywohere. Rest in Pieace.


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