For Black History Month we’re celebrating the lives and work of Black disability advocates.
As a writer, poet, musician, graphic novelist, historian, lecturer, and activist, Leroy F. Moore, Jr. has never let his disabilities (he was born with cerebral palsy) keep him from making his mark on the world.
Moore’s accomplishments are almost too numerous to list; he’s written a column for POOR Magazine since the 1990s. He is co-founder of the disability performance art collective Sins Invalid. He co-authored a children’s book called Black Disabled Art History 101. He currently serves as the Chair of the Black Disability Studies Committee for the National Black Disability Coalition. And he is a founder of Krip Hop, a movement that uses hip-hop music as a means of expression for people with disabilities. In 2021, Krip Hop won an Emmy Award for a song used in the Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, about paralympic athletes.
Learn more about Leroy’s life and work here: https://abilitymagazine.com/leroy-moore/