"Queen Mother" Audley Moore: Mother of Black Nationalism

History/African American Studies/Women and Gender Studies


“’Queen Mother’ Moore: Mother of Black Nationalism” is both a biography and a history of 20th century black radicalism told through the life of Audley Moore, one of the most influential yet understudied black women activists of the 20th century. Tasks may include database and microfilm research of newspapers, historical research online and in the library, tracking down potential interview subjects, and locating archives through phone or Internet searches. The student will benefit from the project by gaining valuable skills such as archival, database, and preliminary interview research. The research process will also expand the research partner's knowledge of black history, organizing, and black women's history and how it relates to the current socio-political climate. Research partners should have some experience with historical research and an interest in 20th century African American history.