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Moon, Henry Lee, 1901-1985

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    • found: His Balance of power ... 1948.
    • found: OhioLINK website, viewed May 22, 2013 (Henry Lee Moon was born in Pendleton, S.C. in 1901. He graduated from Glenville High School in 1919, Howard University in 1922, and the Ohio State University in 1924. Moon was the editor of the Cleveland Call newspaper in the early 1920s and subsequently edited the Cleveland Herald, the Amsterdam News [New York] and worked on assignments for the Chicago Defender. He was press relations secretary for Tuskegee Institute under President Robert R. Moton from 1926 to 1931 and edited the Tuskegee Messenger. While working at the Amsterdam News, Moon and twenty-two other African Americans, including his future wife, Mollie Lewis, and fellow Clevelander Langston Hughes traveled to the U.S.S.R. for consultations concerning a government sponsored film project on the history of black America. However, no film was produced. During the 1930s he worked for the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration. From 1938 to 1944 Moon was race relations advisor for the Federal Public Housing Authority. He then worked as assistant director to the Political Action Committee of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. He helped organize the World Federation of Trade Union meeting in London in 1945. Moon was very active with the NAACP, becoming the director of public relations in 1948 and remaining with the organization until his retirement in 1974. Moon authored two books, Balance of Power: The Negro Vote in 1948 and The Emerging Thought of W.E.B. Dubois in 1972. Henry Lee Moon died in 1985)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Moon, Henry Lee; journalist, newspaper editor/publisher, NAACP leader/officer; born 20 July 1901 in Pendleton, South Carolina, United States; graduated from Howard University; received a master's degree from Ohio State University; was public relations director at Tuskegee University, journalist and editor for New York's Amsterdam News (1934), adviser on race relations and federal housing authority (1938), director of public relations at NAACP (1948-1964), editor of The Crisis (1965-1974), assistant to director for political action committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations (1944); died 07 June 1985)
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