Sep. 23, 2020

Amzie Moore: Defiant Warrior, Trusted Friend Of The People

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Hour Project
Reading About​ The ​Life Of Amazing Amzie Moore
One Of America's Most Fearless Men

Today would've been the 108th birthday of Amzie Moore. This amazing Blackman who absolutely turned the state of Mississippi on its heels. Mr. Moore almost singlehandedly kept the dream of voting and freedom alive in the Mississippi Delta. He was fearless, strategic, and relentless in his drive to bring down the inequalities that existed for Blacks in the State of Mississippi.

Not many people in our nation had the inner desire for democratic change that energized Amzie Moore. That is why it is imperative that we understand his importance and honor his life's contributions. As I read and remember Amzie Moore on the day of his birth, September 23, 1911. I do so with pride that men like Amzie Moore existed because without these warriors. Our black communities could still be facing enormous barriers.

So on this Monday, I ask only that all who listen to my voice simply give a moment of reflection to the life sacrifices of Amzie Moore. That we all search within ourselves for the same energies that drove Amzie Moore. So that one day all racial hatred and inequality will be erased from this nation.​