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Citadel News Service
28 Sep 2006

Leonard Moore, Hurricane Katrina critic, to visit The Citadel

Everyone knows about the devastation that Hurricane Katrina left along the Gulf Coast. But the destruction goes much deeper than the downed trees and the washed away homes. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is a convergence of race, politics and poverty in an urban city, according to Leonard Moore, associate professor of history at Louisiana State University.

What: Leonard Moore to speak at The Citadel.
When: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17
Where: Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Moore, an outspoken critic of New Orleans Major Ray Nagin, will visit The Citadel Oct. 17 to talk about Katrina’s aftermath. His visit is part of The Citadel’s African American Studies Program. It begins at 6:45 p.m. in Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall.

Moore, a resident of Baton Rouge, has become and outspoken critic of the response to the storm and the slow rebuilding of New Orleans.

Moore recently received the prestigious Whitney M. Young Leadership Award at the Urban Leadership Development Conference this year in Atlanta. During his keynote address Moore addressed the “unhealthy balance of putting athletics over academics” in the African-American community. Moore has worked extensively with African-American student athletes at LSU. The Whitney M. Young Center for Urban Leadership is a nonprofit educational institute of the National Urban League.

Moore is a frequent commentator and contributor to national and international media outlets, including the Associated Press, “Christian Science Monitor,” “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” National Public Radio, British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and “TIME” magazine. In addition, Moore has made several guest appearances on nationally televised programs such as ESPN’s Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith and 60 Minutes to discuss his upcoming book “An Oreo in Chocolate City,” which focuses on the aftermath of Katrina and Nagin.
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