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Amzie Moore
Amzie Moore
Published: 2016/05/04
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Amzie Moore Speaks (1964)
Amzie Moore Speaks (1964)
Published: 2014/11/02
Channel: Paul Richards
AMZIE MOORE HOME RIBBON CUTTING
AMZIE MOORE HOME RIBBON CUTTING
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Angela Quezada
Experiencing Mississippi and Amzie Moore - Robert Moses
Experiencing Mississippi and Amzie Moore - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
Winning the Race
Winning the Race
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Delta State
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
Amzie Moore
Amzie Moore
Published: 2012/02/10
Channel: volatilemolotov
Freedom summer
Freedom summer
Published: 2009/04/18
Channel: Arnoud van Wijk
Land of Emmett Till
Land of Emmett Till
Published: 2006/10/18
Channel: Susan Klopfer
amzie @ the gun range
amzie @ the gun range
Published: 2011/06/05
Channel: shizzy21sp
Amzie & Brogan Bmfl
Amzie & Brogan Bmfl
Published: 2008/03/23
Channel: xxBaybeeAmziexx
Requiem for the Forest Giants
Requiem for the Forest Giants
Published: 2014/07/02
Channel: Paul Richards
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
John Lewis on the Freedom Rides, part 1
John Lewis on the Freedom Rides, part 1
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: wufilmarchives
Agnes Idella Jones Owens Story
Agnes Idella Jones Owens Story
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Story Bridge Project
Influence of civil rights activists – Bayard Rustin and Ella Baker - Robert Moses
Influence of civil rights activists – Bayard Rustin and Ella Baker - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
What Was The Freedom Summer?
What Was The Freedom Summer?
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: Question Out
Amzie Adams at RAW:New Orleans Awakening 02/26/2014
Amzie Adams at RAW:New Orleans Awakening 02/26/2014
Published: 2014/03/19
Channel: RAWartists Media
Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story 1963
Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story 1963
Published: 2011/03/30
Channel: Paul Richards
Sochi 1961, Resort for the People
Sochi 1961, Resort for the People
Published: 2014/02/14
Channel: Paul Richards
Wandering 10 Mile Beach
Wandering 10 Mile Beach
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: Paul Richards
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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Getting Involved in the Civil Rights Movement - Robert Moses
Getting Involved in the Civil Rights Movement - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
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
Channel: Angela Quezada
John Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
John Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: wufilmarchives
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
Stop the Delta Tunnels
Stop the Delta Tunnels
Published: 2013/12/20
Channel: Paul Richards
Little Impact of Brown decision - Robert Moses
Little Impact of Brown decision - Robert Moses
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
Black veterans and the composition of the Civil Rights Movement
Black veterans and the composition of the Civil Rights Movement
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: Bill Schwimmer
California Prison Hunger Strike Day 15
California Prison Hunger Strike Day 15
Published: 2011/07/19
Channel: Paul Richards
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We're Just About There
Published: 2011/10/05
Channel: Paul Richards
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
Save the Post Office
Save the Post Office
Published: 2013/08/19
Channel: Paul Richards
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poultry house construction 601 936 5293 Bolivar county ms
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: MrVideostips
Women and Children in the USSR 1961
Women and Children in the USSR 1961
Published: 2011/06/07
Channel: Paul Richards
The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors gets a new Ford Explorer
The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors gets a new Ford Explorer
Published: 2014/01/04
Channel: Cannon Motor Company
EW Steptoe Greets Bob Moses, 1963
EW Steptoe Greets Bob Moses, 1963
Published: 2011/04/23
Channel: Paul Richards
Po Monkey
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Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: Angela Quezada
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After the Earthquake
Published: 2013/09/07
Channel: Paul Richards
CLARKSDALE DISASTER RELIEF
CLARKSDALE DISASTER RELIEF
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Angela Quezada
Shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
Shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
Published: 2014/05/15
Channel: Paul Richards
Restore the Delta
Restore the Delta
Published: 2012/07/27
Channel: Paul Richards
Stop Monsanto
Stop Monsanto
Published: 2013/05/28
Channel: Paul Richards
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Published: 2012/02/09
Channel: volatilemolotov
A Referral to CMHT
A Referral to CMHT
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Amzie bear
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Gino bolivar consuelo question and answer
Published: 2015/07/18
Channel: Jm Arenas
Officials Resign After Town Elects 1st Black Female Mayor
Officials Resign After Town Elects 1st Black Female Mayor
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: The Richard Fowler Show
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
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Our New Home in Doylestown!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Our New Home in Doylestown!
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: Altomonte's Italian Market & Delicatessen
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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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