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Dan Moore, Sr.

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Curator
Film Producer
Museum Director

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken, Dumplings
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jacksonville, Florida
Favorite Quote:
The Lord is the strength of my life.

Birthplace

Born:
11/20/1935
Birth Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Curator
Film Producer
Museum Director

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken, Dumplings
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jacksonville, Florida
Favorite Quote:
The Lord is the strength of my life.

Birthplace

Born:
11/20/1935
Birth Location:
Philadelphia
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Biography

Noted filmmaker and museum founder Dan A. Moore, Sr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1935. After high school, Moore worked in several jobs, but found his true calling in 1967 when he began producing films.

His first film was a documentary entitled On Patrol for God, filmed at a Christian rally he helped to organize. A few years later, Moore went to Liberia on Africa's west coast and made the film Welcome Home, which was sponsored by the Liberian government on the condition that he return and make a second film, which he did. He would return to Africa and travel to several other countries, as well. He later made films featuring Bill Cosby and Gale Sayers, among others. Moore also produced, wrote, and directed The Journey, Sweet Auburn Street of Pride, and A New Time for a New Voice.

During the early 1970s Moore spent time as president of Image 7 Inc. in Atlanta, and Omega Films in Philadelphia. In 1978, Moore founded the African American Panoramic Experience Museum (APEX) in Atlanta, which seeks to educate people about the depth and breadth of the African American experience. His inspiration for the museum came as he attended a banquet honoring Dr. Benjamin Mays, and he dedicated himself to creating a museum that celebrates the unsung heroes of the African American experience. At the time of the interview, he remains there as executive director.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dan Moore discusses his family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dan Moore recalls his childhood neighborhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dan Moore gives his siblings' names
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dan Moore remembers aspects of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dan Moore recalls his early school years and his personality as a child
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dan Moore tells of his religious involvement
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dan Moore recalls his aspirations and personality as a youth
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dan Moore talks about career interests during high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dan Moore recounts his early experiences in filmmaking
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dan Moore discusses his documentary films about Africa
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dan Moore tells of the various films he produced
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dan Moore comments on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dan Moore talks about inspiring films
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dan Moore comments on contemporary music
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dan Moore explains how the arts impact society
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dan Moore talks about the portayal of Africa in film
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dan Moore discusses projects his film companies produced
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dan Moore tells of his involvement in museum exhibitions
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dan Moore explains his reception into the Atlanta community
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dan Moore recalls the history of the APEX
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dan Moore details the objective of APEX
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dan Moore talks about current film projects
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dan Moore contemplates the future of the APEX
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dan Moore looks back on his career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Dan Moore comments on the importance of preserving history
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dan Moore recounts his filmmaking experiences in Africa
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dan Moore discusses his connection to God
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dan Moore reflects on his career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dan Moore shares his concerns for the African American communty
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dan Moore describes how he'd like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dan Moore discusses the importance of a spiritual connection
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dan Moore tells of artists he admires
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dan Moore comments on the current state of filmmaking
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Dan Moore considers his legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Dan Moore explains the importance of his film 'The Journey'