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Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
PoliticalMakers
ReligionMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Chief Executive
City Council Member
Pastor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
Cabbage
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
A City
Favorite Quote:
Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart And Lean Not On Your Own Understanding; In All Your Ways Submit To Him, And He Will Make Your Paths Straight.

Birthplace

Born:
6/12/1918
Birth Location:
Minden, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
PoliticalMakers
ReligionMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Chief Executive
City Council Member
Pastor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
Cabbage
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
A City
Favorite Quote:
Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart And Lean Not On Your Own Understanding; In All Your Ways Submit To Him, And He Will Make Your Paths Straight.

Birthplace

Born:
6/12/1918
Birth Location:
Minden
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Biography

Religious leader Jerry Alexander Moore, Jr. was born on June 12, 1918, in Minden, Louisiana, to Mae Dee Moore and Jerry Alexander Moore, Sr. Moore graduated from high school at Webster Parrish Training School in 1936 before receiving his B.A. degree from Morehouse College in 1940. Moore then received his B.D. degree from Howard University in 1943, the same year the NAACP sponsored student sit-ins on Howard University’s campus.

In 1946, Moore became the pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. In 1957, Moore earned his M.A. degree from Howard University, and one year later became the University’s Baptist chaplain. In 1969, Moore temporarily left the ministry to become a city council member in Washington, D.C., where he served until 1984. During Moore’s term, he served as “Member-At-Large” for the council seat alongside District of Columbia Commissioner Walter E. Washington, Vice Chairman Sterling Tucker and Chairman Gilbert Hahn, Jr.

Moore co-founded the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) in 1971. This organization was created to provide a forum for senior level minority professionals in the transportation industry. After Moore left the Washington, D.C. City Council in 1984, he became the chaplain for the D.C. Detention Facility, an inmate detention center that offers programs in HIV/AIDS prevention, education and intervention services, individual and group counseling services, religious services, among other life skills development and religious skills.

In 1985, Moore became the executive secretary for the Home Mission Board at the National Baptist Convention (NBC) until 1997. During his time at NBC, he was nominated to be the United States Ambassador to Lesotho, a position previously held by Robert M. Smalley. In 1994, Moore ended his fifty year tenure as pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church.

Moore received numerous civic awards throughout his career including the Minority Transportation Officials’ Award, the Washington Area Contractors Award, the Capital City Rep Club Lincoln Award, and the NAACP service award.

Moore passed away on December 19, 2017 at age 99.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his parents' personalities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his father's position as a school supervisor
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers his grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his father's influence in the community
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls segregation in Minden, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls the discrimination in Minden, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls the influences on his education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his early personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his church activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his childhood friends
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers a tornado in Minden, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls learning about black history
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers his extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his decision to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his professors at Morehouse College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers Charles Dubois Hubert
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his decision not to attend the Julliard School of Music
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers Benjamin Mays' guidance
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his musical activities at Morehouse College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. talks about color bias at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his mentors at the Howard University School of Divinity
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his employment while at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls becoming a student minister
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers attending chapel as a college student
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his activities at Howard University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls World War II
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls working for the United Service Organizations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his decision to return to Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls meeting his wife
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers Walter Henderson Brooks
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls the programs at the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes the gentrification of Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls the congregation of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. talks about his family
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes the black community in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls segregation in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls serving as Howard University's Baptist chaplain
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls the March on Washington
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his early voting initiatives
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers teaching at Washington Baptist Seminary in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls Walter E. Washington's appointment as mayor-commissioner of Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls the start of integration in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his decision to join the Republican Party
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls serving on the Washington, D.C. city council
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes the role of non-voting representatives in the U.S. Congress
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls founding the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 13 - Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls founding the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes the District of Columbia Home Rule Act
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. talks about the representatives of Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his appointment to the Washington, D.C. city council
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls moving the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his work with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his position at the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his nomination as an ambassador to Lesotho, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his nomination as an ambassador to Lesotho, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. remembers retiring from the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his philosophy of life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. recalls his Ph.D. degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his life after retirement
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. talks about the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. talks about the Baptist World Alliance
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. describes his plans for the future
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Reverend Jerry A. More, Jr. describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Reverend Jerry A. More, Jr. describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Reverend Jerry A. More, Jr. shares a message to future generations
  • Tape: 7 Story: 11 - Reverend Jerry A. More, Jr. reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 12 - Reverend Jerry A. Moore, Jr. narrates his photographs