Leonard Moore

Leonard N. Moore is the vice president for diversity and community engagement and the George Littlefield Professor of American History at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of three books on black politics and is currently working on a biography of Adam Clayton Powell. At UT he teaches courses each fall on the Black Power Movement and Race in the Age of Trump. His innovative, unique, and engaging teaching style was featured as a cover story in the September/October 2015 edition of the Alcalde, the alumni magazine of UT Austin. Parents, alumni, and community members often visit his classes after reading the article. Dr. Moore has received a number of teaching awards including the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching and the John Warfield Teaching Award. He also directs study abroad programs in Beijing and Cape Town. Both programs have become national models for diversifying global education.

Books by Leonard Moore
The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972