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Amzie Moore Speaks (1964)
Amzie Moore Speaks (1964)
Published: 2014/11/02
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Experiencing Mississippi and Amzie Moore - Robert Moses
Experiencing Mississippi and Amzie Moore - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
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Amzie Moore
Published: 2012/02/10
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Winning the Race
Winning the Race
Published: 2017/02/01
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Meeting Amzie Moore, E.W.Steptoe, David Dennis and Others - Robert Moses
Meeting Amzie Moore, E.W.Steptoe, David Dennis and Others - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
Land of Emmett Till
Land of Emmett Till
Published: 2006/10/18
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Freedom summer
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Published: 2009/04/18
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Amzie & Brogan Bmfl
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Published: 2008/03/23
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amzie @ the gun range
amzie @ the gun range
Published: 2011/06/05
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Amzie Adams at RAW:New Orleans Awakening 02/26/2014
Amzie Adams at RAW:New Orleans Awakening 02/26/2014
Published: 2014/03/19
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Po Monkey
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Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: Angela Quezada
The Free Speech Movement: civil disobedience in Berkeley 1964
The Free Speech Movement: civil disobedience in Berkeley 1964
Published: 2011/06/21
Channel: Paul Richards
Revitz House entrance ribbon-cutting ceremony
Revitz House entrance ribbon-cutting ceremony
Published: 2015/06/26
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Influence of E. W. Steptoe - Robert Moses
Influence of E. W. Steptoe - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
The Untold Story of Emmett Luis Till (Documentary 2005)
The Untold Story of Emmett Luis Till (Documentary 2005)
Published: 2015/01/14
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Jesse Harris Speaks, 1963 and 1964
Jesse Harris Speaks, 1963 and 1964
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Paul Richards
Bracero Workers in California, 1960
Bracero Workers in California, 1960
Published: 2014/06/16
Channel: Paul Richards
Eyes On The Prize - (Part 1) Awakenings 1954–1956
Eyes On The Prize - (Part 1) Awakenings 1954–1956
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT
EW Steptoe Greets Bob Moses, 1963
EW Steptoe Greets Bob Moses, 1963
Published: 2011/04/23
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First Community Psychiatric Nurse appointment
First Community Psychiatric Nurse appointment
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: Amzie bear
MDOT Gives Cleveland, MS $2.Million in Grant
MDOT Gives Cleveland, MS $2.Million in Grant
Published: 2016/05/13
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"Should Black People JoIN THE MilITary IN THE TrumpGeist Era???" #ThaArtivistThINks
"Should Black People JoIN THE MilITary IN THE TrumpGeist Era???" #ThaArtivistThINks
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: WeAllBeTV
Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story 1963
Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story 1963
Published: 2011/03/30
Channel: Paul Richards
A Referral to CMHT
A Referral to CMHT
Published: 2017/01/25
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Up the Dammed River
Up the Dammed River
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: Paul Richards
Stop the Delta Tunnels
Stop the Delta Tunnels
Published: 2013/12/20
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N Dubz 11.04.09 With Paige Moore And Tiegan Hopkins
N Dubz 11.04.09 With Paige Moore And Tiegan Hopkins
Published: 2009/04/12
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Shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
Shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
Published: 2014/05/15
Channel: Paul Richards
Nemo Backyard Sesh
Nemo Backyard Sesh
Published: 2013/02/10
Channel: Arlin Moore
CMHT Updates
CMHT Updates
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: Amzie bear
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Z talking trash to Jess...
Published: 2010/02/08
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Agnes Idella Jones Owens Story
Agnes Idella Jones Owens Story
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Story Bridge Project
John Lewis on the Nashville Sit-Ins
John Lewis on the Nashville Sit-Ins
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: wufilmarchives
The Civil Rights Movement Was About God: The Power of Religious Ideas (1999)
The Civil Rights Movement Was About God: The Power of Religious Ideas (1999)
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Way Back
Delta State Bolivar County Alumni Meeting 2013
Delta State Bolivar County Alumni Meeting 2013
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: DSUalumni1
Bob Moses and Victoria Gray Adams: Civil Rights as Theological Drama
Bob Moses and Victoria Gray Adams: Civil Rights as Theological Drama
Published: 2013/02/05
Channel: LivedTheology
La Cantata de Santa Maria de Iquique, 1976
La Cantata de Santa Maria de Iquique, 1976
Published: 2013/10/24
Channel: Paul Richards
Robert Moses: Mississippi Voter Registration Drive
Robert Moses: Mississippi Voter Registration Drive
Published: 2013/10/02
Channel: visionaryproject
Philosophy of Struggle - Albert Camus and Civil Rights Movement - Robert Moses
Philosophy of Struggle - Albert Camus and Civil Rights Movement - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
Restore the Delta
Restore the Delta
Published: 2012/07/27
Channel: Paul Richards
Dance Poetry: To Die of Joy in the River by Nina Serrano and Dance Generators
Dance Poetry: To Die of Joy in the River by Nina Serrano and Dance Generators
Published: 2013/07/05
Channel: Paul Richards
After the Earthquake
After the Earthquake
Published: 2013/09/07
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Clear Cutting a Forest
Clear Cutting a Forest
Published: 2011/04/09
Channel: Paul Richards
CLARKSDALE DISASTER RELIEF
CLARKSDALE DISASTER RELIEF
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Angela Quezada
Little Impact of Brown decision - Robert Moses
Little Impact of Brown decision - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
Joan Baez Gets Arrested 1967
Joan Baez Gets Arrested 1967
Published: 2011/05/21
Channel: Paul Richards
Quaker Influences - Robert Moses
Quaker Influences - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
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poultry house construction 601 936 5293 Bolivar county ms
Published: 2016/09/06
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Amzie Moore
Amzie Moore 1963.jpg
Amzie Moore photographed in 1963 by Harvey Richards.
Born (1911-09-23)September 23, 1911
Died February 1, 1982(1982-02-01) (aged 70)

Amzie Moore (September 23, 1911 – February 1, 1982) was an African-American civil rights leader, and entrepreneur in the Mississippi Delta.

Early life[edit]

Moore was born on the Wilkin plantation near the Grenada and Carroll County lines. Proud of his family roots, Moore liked to tell about his grandfather, a slave who lived to be 104: “He couldn't read or write, yet he accumulated more than a section of land and had [about] … twenty thousand dollars … saved when he died."[citation needed]

Left on his own at fourteen after his mother died in 1925, Moore completed high school but could not realize his dream of a college education. Through the rest of his life, however, he worked hard to educate himself.

Even before leaving Mississippi to fight in the war, Moore was involved in race relations, once organizing a successful rally of 10,000 blacks in his hometown.[citation needed] He served over three and a half years in the United States Army including time overseas[citation needed] before returning to his job at the U. S. Post Office where he had worked since 1935.

After the war, Moore opened a gas station, beauty shop, and grocery store on Highway 61 in Cleveland, Mississippi. His business also served as headquarters for the area’s civil rights efforts. At his gas station, which was one of the very few African-American owned ones, he refused to have separate white and black bathrooms.

Regional Council of Negro Leadership[edit]

Beginning in 1951, Moore, Aaron Henry and Medgar Evers worked with Dr. T.R.M. Howard, a self-made entrepreneur, fraternal organization leader, and surgeon, to build the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL). The RCNL sought to encourage entrepreneurship, self-help, and civil rights in the Delta. He participated in the RCNL's campaign to boycott gas stations that failed to provide restrooms for blacks. His gas station was one of the few that allowed blacks to use restrooms between Memphis and Vicksburg. During this period, Moore also belonged to the United Order of Friendship, a fraternal society headed by Howard to provide low-cost medical care to blacks.[1]

In August 1955, as word first got out that Emmett Till was missing, Evers and Moore quickly became involved, disguising themselves as cotton pickers and going into the cotton fields searching for anything that would help find the young Delta visitor. Moore asserted, after collecting stories first hand from the field laborers, that whites had murdered thousands of blacks over the years and thrown their bodies into the region’s swamps, rivers, and bayous.

Other Civil Rights Movement activism[edit]

Moore conceived of the voter registration campaign that was later the centerpiece of Freedom Summer in 1964. The local leader welcomed outside help including SNCC organizer Robert Parris Moses, coming into the Delta from New York City to build the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee or SNCC. Moses later said that Moore was a guiding force from the start.

His house was used as a "revolving dormitory" and "safe house" for activists during the movement's voter-registration drives in the 1960s, recalled Margaret Block, a friend. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, John Lewis, Thurgood Marshall, and Rev. Jesse Jackson were some of his guests.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito, Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009)

References[edit]

  • John Dittmer, Local People: the Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi (1994 book).
  • Charles M. Payne, I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle or the MFS (1995 book).
  • Beito, David and Linda (2009). Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-03420-6. 

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