QUEEN MOTHER MOORE:
Human Rights Champion

The January 23rd Daily Challenge (NY City Black daily) published an article saying Queen Mother Moore is in St. Luke Hospital in the intensive care unit. She is gravely ill, having suffered a stroke, and is in a coma, according to information supplied by the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church, to which Queen Mother belonged.

As we enter Afrikan History Month, it is important that
everyone know Our Queen Mother, and her accomplishments, and we should work to make her dreams — OUR DREAMS —
a reality.

The following biography is reprinted from the publication printed for the New Afrikan People’s Organization, New York Chapter: Second Annual Grassroots Tribute CHAMPIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLE Queen Mother Moore & Atty. Alton Maddox April 25, 1986

“Human Rights is the Right to Self-Determination”
–Malcolm X

Queen Mother Moore is without question one of the greatest living examples of the national aspirations and pride of the Afrikan in North America, she is indeed the human embodiment of the New Afrikan
Independence Movement itself. As the first signer of the New Afrikan Declaration of Independence, she represents the first conscious citizen of the New Afrikan nation and can most honorably be said to be ” The Mother of Our Struggle,” and a Champion for Human Rights and Liberty. She has struggled without cease to demand all our human rights and right
now. She has refused to allow the white supremacist power structure of the world get away with their gross tragedy of selective self-serving amnesia in regards to the mass genocidal holocaust of Afrikan men,
women, and children in the course of the European Slave Trade, settler occupation and colonization of the world’s non-white people. Rather, she has consistently charged the United States government and empire with genocide and has demanded land, reparations and independence for our people. She has sought to return us to the source of our culture, to our
roots, to infuse our people young and old alike with national and racial heritage, dignity, identity and consciousness. Our respect, the praise and honor due to this great Afrikan working- class woman warrior,
this light set on a hill is boundless. We are clear that a single event  a small tribute book  none of these are testament enough to her legacy. Our grassroots tribute is but a humble attempt to give thanks to Queen Mother for a lifetime of heroic service to New Afrika our Afrikan Motherland and the entire world.

The Mother of New Afrika Queen Mother Moore Speaks

–New Afrikan People’s Organization

Mother of Our Struggle:
Queen Mother Moore
by Jitu Weusi reprinted from Champions of the Human Rights Struggle: Queen Mother Moore and Attorney Alton Maddox, (New York, NAPO, 1986)

When historians write a history of the African-American struggle in twentieth century America, they will have to include the exploits of Audley Moore, better know to most of us who are proud to know and love her as Queen Mother Moore. For more than sixty years this timeless woman has had an active role in a cross-section of activities and movements that are collectively described as the struggle for African-American Liberation.

Born in Louisiana at the turn of the century, Queen Mother Moore is descended from a family that was committed to struggle. Her father was an active member of Marcus Garvey’s U.N.I.A. Her sister was a reknown African-American Communist who died an untimely death in the 1950s.

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Queen Mother’s activism began in the south during the early years of World War I when she and her sisters aided Black soldiers who were denied proper medical treatment because of the U.S. Army’s Jim Crow policies.

In the 1920s, she was active in the Garvey Movement where she obtained her ideological foundation in African nationalism that has remained with
her throughout her many years of struggle.

During the 1930s, Queen Mother moved to New York City and became an active member of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. As an African-American Communist during the 30s and 40s, she helped organize support for the Scottsboro Boys, Willie Magee Rose Lee Ingram and many other less famous cases of judicial injustice against African-Americans
in the south and the north.

She also displayed an uncanny instinct for local organizing as she managed the campaign that elected Benjamin Davis (famous Harlem African-American Communist) to the New York City Council for two terms.

Mother has always placed her trust in the power of the Black masses. The bulk of her organizing work has been around political prisoners (she has saved many from executions and long prison sentences), parent education (she has organized countless public school boycotts and sit-ins), rent strikes, and protests around unfair hiring or employment practices.

Often times many of the people assisted by Queen Mother’s efforts are unaware of the personal sacrifices she has made in order to further their cause. She remains an unrewarded and an unsung heroine among the majority of our people.

In the 50s, she resigned from the Communist Party and began her journey along the path of Pan- Africanism that would make her such a promient
figure in the Black Power and African revolutioary movements of the 60s and 70s. Speaking at countless meetings, conferences and conventions, Queen Mother would bring the crowds to their feet with her ringing Oration.

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During her speech-making, she would never forget to press two major themes of her political convictions. First, the need for “Denegroization”. Queen Mother often said, “We don’t know who we are as
a people. We believe we are creatures, seized from Africa and Europeanized. The first law of nature is to know thyself and our people have not been allowed to know themselves.”

The second aspect of Queen Mother’s teaching that is pronounced is the demand for reparations. She says, “They took Africans and turned them into Negroes. We have been held in captivity and lost our inheritance. Don’t you realize that all that gold and diamonds they take out of those mines in Africa and sell to Tiffany, some of that belongs to us. More
than 100 million Africans lost their lives in the traffic of slavery.” In 1962, she undertook a project to draw up an agenda asking for reparations for the descendants of slaves and presented it to the U.S.
government on the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The last twenty years of her life has involved extensive foreign travel. She has been the guest of heads of state of nations in the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. She has been a guest of the O.A.U. (Organization of African Unity) and a presenter at Women’s Conferences both nationally
and abroad.

Despite her accomplishments and acclaim, Queen Mother Moore is a soulful person, mother of one son and grandmother of four, who constantly remains in touch with the revolutionary fervor embodied within the heart of the African-American liberation struggle.

In 1968, as a young teacher in a New York City Junior High School, I faced a departmental hearing to suspend my license to teach as a result of my involvement in a Malcolm X Memorial at I.S. 201 in Harlem. On the day of my hearing I entered the room at the Board of Education headquarters and found Queen Mother Moore and a delegation of African-American mothers from all over New York City that came to give me support and to testify to my excellence as a teacher. Because of this support, the Board of Education backed down from their original
intention and I escaped with a reprimand. Queen Mother Moore had once again demonstrated the power of organizing.

Since 1982, when she suffered a mild stroke at age 82, Queen Mother Moore has modified her schedule and begun to slow down. “I’m tired of oppression,” she says. One dream that she continues to pursue is her hope to establish an African-American Political Institute on two-hundred acres of land owned
by her family and located in upstate New York. For more information about this project, interested parties can contact her.

(c) 1986 by Jitu Weusi

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