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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Law Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
Peanut Butter Cookies
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
9/1/1938
Birth Location:
Nashville, Tennessee

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Law Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
Peanut Butter Cookies
Favorite Time of Year:
None
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
9/1/1938
Birth Location:
Nashville
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Biography

Civil rights attorney and law professor Jane Bond Moore was born Jane Marguerite Bond on September 1, 1938, in Nashville, Tennessee. Her mother, Julia Hynes Washington Bond, was a second generation college graduate and her father, “race man” Horace Mann Bond, was a world class scholar and president of Fort Valley State University and Lincoln University. As a child, Moore met Paul Robeson, Kwame Nkrumah, Ann Morrow Lindberg, and Philippa Duke Schuyler; she attended Fort Valley Demonstration School, “School at Ms. Foster’s House,” Village School at Lincoln University, Cambridge School in Weston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Wilmington, Delaware’s Friends High School in 1955. After first attending University of Pennsylvania and Lincoln University, Moore graduated from Spelman College in 1959 with her B.S. degree in psychology.

She worked for the Southern Regional Council, helping to monitor Southern lynchings. During the 1960s; volunteered in the Atlanta offices of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and worked with James Forman, Ruby Doris Smith, and her brother, Julian Bond, helping with his successful 1966 campaign for a seat in the Georgia State Legislature. In 1971, Moore relocated to Berkeley, California with her husband, Howard Moore, Jr. Jane Bond Moore graduated with her J.D. degree from Boalt Hall at the University of California in 1975, and began practicing law in 1980. Moore worked for a time with the Federal Trade Commission, and from 1990 to 2001, she worked with the Oakland Unified School District. At the Oakland Unified School District, Moore represented clients in public school student discipline cases and public employees in both discrimination and disciplinary matters.

Moore began working as a law partner with her husband at Moore & Moore in 2001. In addition, Moore taught employment law and civil rights law at John F. Kennedy University Law School. Moore also taught “The Constitution, Labor, and the Law” at the undergraduate level at Notre Dame de Namur University. Moore was a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California; the California Law Association; the National Law Association; the Alameda County Bar Association; and the Charles H. Houston Bar Association. The Center for Social Justice presented Moore on 2006’s Civil Rights and Diversity Series, where her speech was entitled “Black, Brown, and Yellow, Encounters with the Constitution and School Segregation.”

Moore is the mother of three grown children: Grace, Constance, and Kojo.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Jane Bond Moore's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Jane Bond Moore lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her maternal family history, pt.1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her maternal family history, pt.2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her mother, HistoryMaker Julia Bond
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her paternal family history, pt.1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her paternal family history, pt.2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her father's career in higher education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Jane Bond Moore describes her parents' personalities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Jane Bond Moore talks about discussions about race in her family and African American newspapers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Jane Bond Moore describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Jane Bond Moore describes sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Jane Bond Moore describes the role of church in her upbringing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Jane Bond Moore recalls meeting famous African Americans like Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Philippa Schuyler
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Jane Bond Moore remembers meeting Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her brother, Dwight Morrow
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Jane Bond Moore describes her childhood personality and growing up on the campus of Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Jane Bond Moore describes her young love of reading and her favorite books
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Jane Bond Moore recalls her grade school years
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her boarding school experiences at The Cambridge School of Weston and Wilmington Friends School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Jane Bond Moore recalls her favorite teachers in high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Jane Bond Moore describes her experience away from the black community while attending Wilmington Friends School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Jane Bond Moore describes her college career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Jane Bond Moore recalls teachers who influenced her during her college career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Jane Bond Moore recalls her lack of interest in sororities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her graduate school career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Jane Bond Moore describes how she got involved in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Jane Bond Moore recalls meeting her husband, HistoryMaker Howard Moore, Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Jane Bond Moore recalls leading figures in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Jane Bond Moore describes her role in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Jane Bond Moore talks about integration in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her three children
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Jane Bond Moore describes her memories of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the relationship between SNCC and the SCLC
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Jane Bond Moore talks about the impact that SNCC and SCLC had in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Jane Bond Moore recalls her concern for the safety of her brothers, James Bond and HistoryMaker Julian Bond
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Jane Bond Moore recalls her eagerness to leave Atlanta, Georgia for Berkeley, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Jane Bond Moore recalls cultural differences between Atlanta, Georgia and Berkeley, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her decision to attend the University of California Berkeley School of Law and her experiences there
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Jane Bond Moore reflects upon her experience as a lawyer
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Jane Bond Moore describes what she would change about the judicial system
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Jane Bond Moore shares memorable court cases from her legal career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Jane Bond Moore describes her work at Moore & Moore and as a legal lecturer
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her involvement in several professional organizations and her volunteer work
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Jane Bond Moore describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Jane Bond Moore reflects upon what she would do differently
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Jane Bond Moore talks about her three children and their careers
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Jane Bond Moore talks about how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Jane Bond Moore narrates her photographs