Amzie Moore Papers, 1941-1970

Summary Information

Title: Amzie Moore Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1941-1970

  • Moore, Amzie, 1912-1982
Call Number: Mss 551; Audio 845A

Quantity: 4.6 c.f. (11 archives boxes) and 13 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Amzie Moore, a 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 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.

Language: English

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