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Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies
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Jesse Moore—history professor, diversity champion, and grand marshal—remembered

Jesse T. Moore Jr., a professor emeritus of history and prominent scholar of American and African-American history who helped focus the University’s efforts to bring diversity to its academic programs and community, died Saturday, April 18, at the age of 82, after a battle with cancer.

A leading historian of the National Urban League, Moore had been a member of the Department of History since 1970, earning praise from his students as a devoted teacher and accolades from his colleagues as an astute scholar of the African-American experience. He later served as an associate dean in the College and at the University, leading initiatives to recruit minority undergraduate and graduate students and to provide support to those who enrolled.

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