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Interview with Acel Moore

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Contributor

Moore, Acel ; McKiernan, Stephen

Description

Acel Moore (1940-2016) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who began his career with the Philadelphia Inquirer. He began as a copy clerk in 1962 and worked his way toward becoming a staff writer from 1968-1981.  In 1979, Moore won the Pennsylvania Bar Association Scale of Justice Award for his series on the juvenile court system.  During this time he also co-hosted a TV show called Black Perspectives on the News on Philadelphia WHYY Public Television. In 1973, Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for local investigative reporting for his series on abuse of inmates at Fairview State Hospital. From 1980-1989, he served on the faculty at the University of California-Berkeley where he administered the school's summer program for minority journalists. Through the years he also was a faculty member at Temple University and Florida A & M University. Moore lectured at many colleges all over America and directed recruitment, training, and staff development at the Philadelphia Inquirer where he was Associate Editor and member of the prestigious editorial board. Acel Moore founded the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 1975 and was honored with the NABJ 2005 Legacy Award. In 1984, he also created the Journalism Career Development Workshop that trained dozens of Philadelphia high school students,  The program continues today in his honor. He was the recipient of many honors right through his retirement in 2004.  

Date

ND

Rights

No copyright

Date Modified

2018-03-29

Is Part Of

McKiernan Interviews

Extent

66:31

Date of Interview

ND

Interviewer

Stephen McKiernan

Interviewee

Acel Moore

Biographical Text

Acel Moore (1940-2016) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who began his career with the Philadelphia Inquirer.  He began as a copy clerk in 1962 and worked his way toward becoming a staff writer from 1968-1981.  In 1979, Moore won the Pennsylvania Bar Association Scale of Justice Award for his series on the juvenile court system.  During this time he also co-hosted a TV show called Black Perspectives on the News on Philadelphia WHYY Public Television.  In 1973, Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for local investigative reporting for his series on abuse of inmates at Fairview State Hospital. From 1980-1989, he served on the faculty at the University of California-Berkeley where he administered the school's summer program for minority journalists. Through the years he also was a faculty member at Temple University and Florida A & M University. Moore lectured at many colleges all over America and directed recruitment, training, and staff development at the Philadelphia Inquirer where he was Associate Editor and member of the prestigious editorial board. Acel Moore founded the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 1975 and was honored with the NABJ 2005 Legacy Award. In 1984, he also created the Journalism Career Development Workshop that trained dozens of Philadelphia high school students,  The program continues today in his honor. He was the recipient of many honors right through his retirement in 2004.  

Duration

66:31

Language

English

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University Libraries

Digital Format

audio/mp4

Original Format

2 Microcassettes

Material Type

Sound

Interview Format

Audio

Subject LCSH

Journalists; Awards—United States; Moore, Acel--Interviews

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Keywords

Baby boom generation; Human rights movement; Civil Rights Movement; Nineteen sixties; Vietnam War; Tom Hayden; Jane Fonda; John F. Kennedy; Robert F. Kennedy.

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Stephen McKiernan's collection of interviews includes more than two hundred interviews with prominent figures of the 1960s, which were collected between the mid-1990s and 2010s. The collection provides narratives of people who were actively involved in or witnessed events in the 1960s, an era which spurred profound cultural and… More

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“Interview with Acel Moore,” Digital Collections, accessed April 25, 2024, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/1206.