Audley “Queen Mother” Moore
Audley, known as the “Queen Mother” of the modern reparations movement, was born in 1819. Drawing inspiration directly from Marcus Garvey, Audley was an outspoken civil rights activist and a black nationalist. She modernized and popularized the restitution of slaves. In 1963, she wrote an in-depth analysis on reparations titled, ‘Why Reparations?’ Her research provided a legal basis and a new outlook on reparations. She dedicated eight decades of her life actively fighting for reparations. Her dream to see all slaves compensated may soon become a reality as Congress continues to deliberate reparations.