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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Marketing Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange, Yellow, Warm Colors
Favorite Food:
Healthy Soul Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
9/10/1940
Birth Location:
Brooklyn, New York

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Marketing Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange, Yellow, Warm Colors
Favorite Food:
Healthy Soul Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
9/10/1940
Birth Location:
Brooklyn
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Biography

Marketing executive Madeleine Moore Burrell was born in 1940. She received her B.F.A. degree from New York University and studied industrial design at the Parsons School of Design. She also received her M.F.A. degree in writing from Columbia University.

Moore Burrell’s first carrier spanned ten years as an industrial designer with Henry Dreyfuss Associates and Goretz Industrial Design, where she designed products ranging from John Deere tractors and Datsun dashboards, to American Airlines interiors and the first snowmobile for AMF. She also designed the first plastic hangers in the United States, pay phones for Bell Atlantic, industrial cameras for Polaroid and sewing machines for Singer.

In 1985, Moore Burrell founded and spearheaded Moore Creative, a New York marketing firm with clients that included Anheuser Busch, the Apollo Theater, and the first of several hospital based HMOs that she marketed in the United States. In 1994, Moore Creative was the first African American marketing firm awarded a post-apartheid contract with South Africa, launching the Sister City agreement between New York City and Johannesburg, South Africa. Moore Burrell’s clients also included the annual Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, the Essence Awards on FOX TV and Dawn Magazine, the Sunday supplement to The Afro-American newspaper.

Moore Burrell served as chairman of Public New York, a SoHo based advertising firm, as well as president of Moore Creative @ Austin & Williams, Inc. She served as president of AARP for the State of New York and the founding chapter of The New York Coalition of 100 Black Women; and was a trustee of New York's Central Park Conservancy. In addition, she co-founded The National Professionals Network (NPN), convening leadership conference cruises for over twenty years.

As co- founder of the 21st Century Women's Leadership Center, a cultural collaboration of Black, Hispanic and Asian women’s organizations, Moore Burrell developed numerous scholarships, role model and mentoring initiatives for inner-city girls. She is an officer of the Board of Columbia College Chicago and has received an honorary doctorate degree from the City University of New York.

Moore Burrell and her husband, advertising icon and author Tom Burrell, reside in Chicago, Illinois, where they partner in The Brainwashed Resolution Project.

Madeleine Moore Burrell was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 22, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Madeleine Moore Burrell's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her mother's involvement in advocacy and social activism
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her half-siblings and being an only child until the age of sixteen
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about growing up in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her life in her grandparents' home in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about the central role of church in her community while growing up in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about attending elementary school in Brooklyn, New York and junior high school in Westtown Township, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her mother's strong influence on her life
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her experience on her family's farm in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes being reunited with her father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her experience in junior high school in Westtown, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her childhood friends and her mother's premature death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her family's life after her mother's premature death
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Madeleine Moore Burrell reflects upon mentors, and her attendance at Northfield League in Westtown, Pennsylvania in the 1950s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her family's perspective on race relations in the 1950s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her dyslexia and how it led to the development of her artistic talent
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Madeleine Moore Burrell remembers coping with dyslexia during her childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Madeleine Moore Burrell reflects upon her experience as the only African American student at Northfield League in Westtown, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her mother's premature death and how it impacted her family
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about starting college at New York University in New York, New York after her mother's death
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her experience at New York University in New York, New York and her decision to pursue industrial design
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Madeleine Moore Burrell explains how studying industrial design at Parsons School of Design in New York, New York helped her with her dyslexia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her experience as an industrial designer at Henry Dreyfuss Associates, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her experience as an industrial designer at Henry Dreyfuss Associates, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her experience working with Dr. Edwin Land, the inventor of the Polaroid camera
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes the evolution of the industrial design industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her stepfather getting remarried
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes the roles of engineering and marketing in the design and manufacturing of products
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her transition into a career in marketing
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about designing plastic hangers to ship clothes without wrinkles
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Madeleine Moore Burrell explains why she left her position at Henry Dreyfuss Associates to get married
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her work with health management organizations (HMOs) and Essence magazine
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about founding her marketing firm, Moore Creative, and establishing a client base
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her work with Apollo Theater in New York, New York
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her involvement in transforming Beekman Downtown Hospital into a successful hospital system in the 1980s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about the first National Professionals Network, Inc. (NPN) cruise
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about co-founding the National Professionals Network, Inc. (NPN), pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about co-founding the National Professionals Network, Inc. (NPN), pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about planning programming and musical talent for the National Professionals Network, Inc's (NPN) cruises
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about the Sister City agreement between New York City and Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about marketing the annual New Orleans Essence Music Festival
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her experience as president of The New York Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes a collaboration between the African America, Asian and Hispanic women's leadership groups in New York, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes a collaboration between the African America, Asian and Hispanic women's leadership groups in New York, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on her personal and professional life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her decision to preside over the New York Chapter of AARP
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her experience as the president of the New York Chapter of AARP
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Madeleine Moore Burrell explains how she met her husband, HistoryMaker Thomas J. Burrell
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her decision to marry HistoryMaker Thomas J. Burrell in 2008
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about her husband, HistoryMaker Thomas J. Burrell's book, 'Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority'
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell talks about the Resolution Project
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Madeleine Moore Burrell reflects upon her marriage
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Madeleine Moore Burrell describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Madeleine Moore Burrell reflects upon the legacy of her generation, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Madeleine Moore Burrell reflects upon the legacy of her generation, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Madeleine Moore Burrell reflects upon her mother's and grandmother's influence on her accomplishments in life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Madeleine Moore Burrell reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Madeleine Moore Burrell narrates her photographs, pt.1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Madeleine Moore Burrell narrates her photographs, pt.2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Madeleine Moore Burrell narrates her photographs, pt.3