Interview with Cornelius Moore
by Cornelius Moore (interviewee),Christine Root (interviewer)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States November 21, 2009
Cornelius Moore discusses Africa liberation support work he was involved in from the early 1970s to 2003. In Philadelphia, he worked with the African Liberation Support Committee in 1974-75 and with United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism (UPCAAR) beginning in the late 1970s. Campaigns with UPCAAR included a campaign against a bank that was lending to South Africa and redlining black communities, a speakers’ tour for the South African Military Refugee Aid Fund (SAMRAF) and SWAPO Women’s League, and a premiere showing of O Povo Organizado that raised funds for health projects in Mozambique. Moore cooperated with the Mozambique Film Project to promote this film as a staff member of the Neighborhood Film Project in Philadelphia. Moore moved to California and became the staff person for the Southern Africa Media Project of California Newsreel, which was a resource to organizations for using films about Southern Africa to build their southern Africa support work. He also discusses support work in 2003 for the Treatment Action Campaign about HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Used by permission of Cornelius Moore and Christine Root.