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Moore, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin)

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1893-08-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1978-08-18
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Socialist Party (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) African Blood Brotherhood
        • Organization: (naf) American Negro Labor Congress
        • Organization: (naf) Communist Party of America
        • Organization: (naf) International Labor Defense
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Harlem Printing Company
        • Organization: Harlem Tenants League
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hastings (Barbados)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Barbados
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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    • found: His Richard B. Moore, Caribbean militant ... 1988:CIP introd (Richard Benjamin Moore)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 2, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Moore, Richard Benjamin; civil rights activist, socialist, communist; born 09 August, 1893 in Hastings, Barbados; member of evangelical Christian group; immigrated to New York City (1909); elevator operator, later head of stock department at silk company (1909-1923); formed tennis club in Harlem (1911); became partner at Harlem Printing Company; joined 21st Assembly District Branch of Socialist Party (SP) (1918); was member of radical black nationalist organization African Blood Brotherhood (ABB) (1919); joined Communist Party (1920-1942); leader (1925), organizer and general secretary (1927) of American Negro Labor Congress (ANLC); full-time functionary of Communist Party (1926-1940s); organized Harlem Tenants League (1928); vice president at International Labor Defense (ILD) (1930s); general secretary, League of Struggle for Negro Rights (1930); opened Frederick Douglass Book Center in Harlem (1942-1968); lectured on black history and politics (1942-1976); founded West Indian National Emergency Committee (1941); founded West Indian National Council (1942); was invited to Barbados for turnover from Britain (1966); died 18 August, 1978 in Barbados)
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    • 1987-12-24: new
    • 2015-08-26: revised
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