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Moore, Audley "Queen Mother"locked

(27 July 1898–02 May 1997)
  • Erik S. McDuffie


Moore, Audley "Queen Mother" (27 July 1898–02 May 1997), radical black cultural nationalist, was born Audley Moore, the daughter of St. Cyr Moore and Ella Hunter Moore, in New Iberia, Louisiana, a small town near New Orleans. As a young child, she heard stories about her maternal grandfather being lynched, her paternal grandmother being raped by a slave master, and her father being forcibly removed from his position as deputy sheriff by whites. Yet her family instilled in her a strong sense of racial pride and resistance....

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