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Queen Mother Audley E. Moore, In Honor of a Warrior Woman

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Queen Mother Audley E. Moore
In Honor Of A Warrior Woman
RBG Communiversity 
Queen MotherAudley E. Moore
 
In Honor Of A Warrior Woman
n December 6 and 7, 1991, theDepartment of Pan-AfricanStudiesat Kent State University dedicated the entire third floor of the Center of Pan-African Culture to Queen Mother Audley E. Moore, a "Warrior Woman," born on July 27, 1898, whodevoted her life to active struggle on behalf of all people of African descent. She was honored forhaving organized on many fronts, from the great influenza epidemic of 1918 in Muscle Shoals,Alabama, where she worked as a volunteer nurse, to the United Nations, where she presentedpetitions in the 1950s charging genocide and demanding reparations to descendants of formerslaves.She was born as Audley to Ella and St. Cry Moore on July 27, 1898 in New Iberia, Louisiana. Hergrandmother, Nora Henry, was born into slavery, the daughter of an African woman who wasraped by her slave master who was a doctor. Her grandfather was lynched before his wife's eyesleaving Nora Henry with five orphaned children of whom Ella Johnson
 — 
mother of QueenMother Moore
 — 
was the youngest. Ella died in 1904.Queen Mother Moore completed only the third grade of her formal education. Her struggles beganat the tender age of twelve fighting the advances of white men in the South . . . Queen Mother hasbeen struggling for seventy-seven years for the human and civil rights of all African peoplethroughout the world which makes her our warrior queen and a living legend.
 At the grand oldage of ninety-eight, she continues to make her home in Harlem.
 
 
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Queen Mother Audley E. Moore
In Honor Of A Warrior Woman
RBG Communiversity 
Some of her efforts
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to help our struggle to take us towards self-determination, acquisition of ourinheritance in Africa and our just claim for reparations from the United States government
 — 
aredocumented below:
 
The founder and president of the Universal Association of Ethiopian Women, she isa life member of both the Universal Negro Improvement Association and theNational Moorish Council of Negro Women.
She joinedMarcus Mosiah Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) whileliving in Louisiana. She participated in Garvey's first international convention in New York City, owned stock in the Black Star Line, and came to New York when the UNIA launchedthe Black Star Line's first ship.
 
 
She is President-General, World Federation of African People, Inc. She is founder andpresident of the Universal Association of Ethiopian Women, Inc. which led a successfulfight to restore 23,000 families to the welfare rolls after they had been ruthlessly cut off byLouisiana authorities. She is the founder of the Committee for Reparations for Descendantsof U.S. Slaves. She is a founding member of the Republic of New Africa to fight for self-determination, land, and reparations. She is founder of Mt. Addis Ababa, Inc., envisioned asa facility to totally embrace the cultural, educational, and industrial needs of her people.Through Mr. Roscoe Bradley, her executive vice president, this organization, located at Mt.Addis Ababa, Box 244, Parksville, NY 12768, taught hundreds of children African music,dance, and culture.
 
 
She is Bishop of the Apostolic Orthodox Church of Judea
.
She is a founding member of theCommission to Eliminate Racism, Council of Churches of Greater New York. In organizingthis commission, she staged a twenty-four-hour sit-in for three weeks. She is a founder of the African American Cultural Foundation, Inc., which led the fight against usage of theslave term "Negro."
 
 
She joined the Republican Party, found them racist, left and joined the Communist Party tofight the Scottsboro Boys' imprisonment. She led the fight to end Jim Crow in big league

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