Black Disabled Ancestors: by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

“We say that our ancestors are resting in peace but I argue that our Black Disabled Ancestors can’t rest in peace because their stories are incomplete and have a lot to teach us today. Black disabled people have ancestors who left knowledge, art, music, culture, politics and a lot of pain for us to pick up, build on, and to tell the harsh truth.”

Leroy F. Moore Jr.

Black Disabled Ancestors, by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

Leroy F. Moore, Jr., an activist, writer, poet, rapper, feminist, and radio programmer, is the founder of the Krip-Hop Nation, cofounder of Sins Invalid, and a founding member of the National Black Disability Coalition. Moore is a leading activist on issues of wrongful incarceration and police brutality against disabled people of color. He writes, lectures, and performs about race and disability issues both in the United States and abroad.