The African American Program of the Senator John Heinz History Center will hold its fifth annual Black History Month Lecture featuring Leonard Moore, Ph.D., who will speak on the topic of Black power and Black politics of the 1960s and ’70s.
Admission to this event is free, but does not include access to museum exhibitions. Please register below.
For more information, please contact Samuel W Black, Director of African American Programs, at 412-454-6391 or email@example.com.
About Leonard N. Moore, Ph.D.
Leonard N. Moore is the vice president for diversity and community engagement and the George Littlefield Professor of American History at The University of Texas at Austin. He served as interim vice president for thirteen months before being selected permanent vice-president after a national search in June 2018.
Dr. Moore is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Jackson State University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1998. He was a history professor at Louisiana State University from 1998–2007, and has been at The University of Texas at Austin since 2007.
At UT Austin he teaches a class on the black power movement and a signature course titled Race in the Age of Trump. In the fall semester he teaches more than 1,000 students across both courses. His innovative, unique, and engaging teaching style was featured as a cover story in the September/October 2015 edition of the Alcalde, the alumni magazine of UT Austin. Parents, alumni, and community members often visit his classes after reading the article. Dr. Moore has received a number of teaching awards including the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching and the John Warfield Teaching Award. He also directs study abroad programs in Beijing and Cape Town. Both programs have become national models for diversifying global education.
Dr. Moore is the author of three books on black politics and he is currently working on a biography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the controversial pastor, congressman, and civil rights leader. Dr. Moore is also active in the Austin community and currently serves as chairman of the board for the Austin Area Urban League. He is married to Thaïs Bass-Moore and they have three teenage children.