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Queen Mother Moore, Nationalist, Mother of Reparations, Womens Rights Activist, Human & Political Rights Advocate, Garveyite, New Afrikan
Queen Mother” Audley Moore’s activist life spanned eight decades; much of which she dedicated to fighting for reparations. Her reparations advocacy traversed multiple organizations, geographical locations, and ideological affiliations.
Moore was born in New Iberia, Louisiana in the 1890s and raised amid the rise of the Jim Crow South. Looking to escape the harsh life of the south, she migrated to Harlem in the 1920s. After joining several radical organizations including the Communist Party and Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Moore returned to her home state in 1955 and Co-Founder of The Provisional Government – Republic of New Afrika
In 1957, she founded the Universal Association of Ethiopian Women (UAEW) and started to research reparations. UAEW members, at Moore’s behest, began a campaign to encourage African Americans to file a formal reparations claim with the U.S. government before the end of 1963 (100 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation). To advance this agenda, she moved to Philadelphia and led the National Emancipation Proclamation Observance Committee (NEPOC) in 1962. Tasked with planning the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Moore and her followers converted the commemoration into an opportunity to develop a national reparations campaign. The NEPOC developed a reparations claim for approximately 36 million dollars in back pay to be used for African American emigration to Africa, cultural and political development in black communities, and past wages for those who wanted to remain in America
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