Oral history interview with Charles Moore, 1971


Moore, Charles (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Charles Moore, 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Charles Moore : oral history, 1971; Oral history of Charles Moore, 1971
Moore begins this interview with a discussion of the mainstream media's ambivalence towards minority issues and how that led him to establish Third World Media. Moore outlines his strategy for the service, including its international expansion. Moore discusses: his education and professional background; the race riots in Cairo, Illinois; how the mainstream press can ease racial tensions; the absenc e of black presenters on network television; how black radio has not empowered black voters; and the financial- and personnel-related struggles facing the black press. He mentions black newspapers' community-building role and explains why black journalists should build relationships with other minority media. Moore explains the need for a strong minority media voice by demonstrating how Angela Davis was misrepresented by the white press.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Journalists; African Americans--Civil rights; Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States; Journalism--Political aspects; Newspapers--Circulation; African American press; African American journalists; New York (N.Y.); United States Race relations; Moore, Charles; Columbia University Alumni and alumnae
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 46 pages
Note (Biographical)
Charles (Chuck) Moore was born and raised in Harlem, New York. He attended Columbia University and Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Moore served as director of Third World Media News, a national news service launched in 1971 which was staff ed by people of color and catered to their communities. Moore authored I Was a Black Panther, a book which narrated the experiences of Willie Stone, the first Black Panther in New York.
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on June 25, 1971.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
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