Moore, Audley, 1898-

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Audley (Queen Mother) Moore, an African American black nationalist and communist, was born in New Iberia, Louisiana, in 1898. In 1919 she joined Marcus Garvey's black nationalist movement, and in the 1920s, moved to New York City to work in Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association. In 1936 she joined the Communist Party, was active in its Harlem section, becoming its secretary in 1941, and in 1942, secretary of the New York State Party organization. In the late 1940s she began to assert the African American national question within the Party, and left the Party in 1950. In the 1950s she founded the Universal Association of Ethiopian Women, in 1959 tutored the young Malcolm X, in 1963 she established a Reparations Committee to advocate compensatory payment to descendants of slaves, and in 1968 participated in the declaration of the Republic of New Africa and initiated its statement of independence.

From the description of Audley Moore FBI file, 1941-1969. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 181604704

Civil rights worker.

From the description of Reminiscences of Audley Moore (Queen Mother Moore) : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565674

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project. Black Women Oral History Project transcripts, 1976-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Audley Moore: FOIA File (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation), 1940s-1960s, undated Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project. Records, 1976-1997 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Moore, Audley, 1898-. Audley Moore FBI file, 1941-1969. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project transcripts, 1976-1981 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Conference on Priorities in Urban Education (1968 Apr. 30-May 8 : Cornell University). Conference on Priorities in Urban Education tapes and transcripts, 1968. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project. Interviews, 1976-1981 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Moore, Audley, 1898-. Reminiscences of Audley Moore (Queen Mother Moore) : oral history, 1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Conference on Priorities in Urban Education (1968 Apr. 30-May 8 : Cornell University). corporateBody
associatedWith Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940. person
associatedWith Gilkes, Cheryl, person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith Universal Association of Ethiopian Women. corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Africa
United States
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
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Back to Africa movement
Black nationalism
Communism
African Americans--Civil rights
African American communists
African American women executives--Interviews
Civil rights workers--Interviews
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Birth 1898-07-27

Death 1996-05-02

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