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Amzie Moore papers

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Papers of a Amzie Moore, black civil rights activist in Mississippi, who was also a leader in church, civic, and social activities in and around Cleveland, Mississippi. Correspondence and organizational records, which together comprise 7 boxes, pertain to Moore's position as local director or organizer for all federal anti-poverty programs in Cleveland and Bolivar County and with many civil rights groups, among them the Bolivar County Community Action program, the Child Development Group of Mississippi and its affiliate, Head Start, and the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The remainder consists of subject files that contain affidavits of discriminatory treatment, statements of financial need, lists, and other printed matter that reveal Moore's work as an advocate of the illiterate poor in the county. Financial records include fragmentary documentation of his diverse business interests. On tape are interviews conducted by Moore with local black residents and civil rights workers and some examples of gospel music.
The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.

Photographs of Moore, friends, and family, including images of a parade, church events, and other activities, ca. 1955. There are also images related to his military service in Asia. This material was received in 1970 but left behind accidentally when the rest of the collection was processed. Qty: 169 photographs and 21 negatives in 1 archives box

Date(s): 1941-1970

Existing IDs: Mss 551; Tape 845A

Extent: 4.6 c.f. (11 archives boxes) and 13 tape recordings; plus additions of 169 photographs and 21 negatives.

Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00551 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Rev. Buell, Curtis Hayes, Hollis Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, Mr. Johnson, Linda Brown

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American civil rights workers--Mississippi
African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi
Child Development Group of Mississippi
Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Clergy
Gospel music
Head Start Program (U.S.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings

 

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