On part two of our reparations series, we lift up a leader in the struggle for reparations to African People, Queen Mother Audley Moore. Elements of the reparation demand go back to the 19th century. Yet, in 1957, Queen Mother Moore gave the struggle an important mass character and organization when she formed the Universal Association of Ethiopian Women (UAEW) in New Orleans. Queen Mother Moore and the UAEW took their reparation demand to the United Nations. The UN shot it down but she passed on the legacy of her work to African National Reparations Organization and the Uhuru Movement.
To discuss Queen Mother Moore with us today, we are joined by Dr. Tiffany Caesar, the Margaret Walker Center Visiting Mellon Scholar and History Lecturer at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Dr. Tiffany gained her PhD in African American and African Studies at Michigan State University in 2019 where she completed the research project entitled “African Women Stories: Mothering in African Centered Educational Leadership.” Tiffany has researched African women’s stories from the United States to South Africa (Occupied Azania). Her recent project is a public history project on Queen Mother Moore and New Iberia, Louisiana.
You can find more information on the Queen Mother Moore Celebration being held in New Iberia at the Iberia African American Historical Society: iaahs.org.
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