Social Icons

Social Connect

Acel Moore

  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthday: October 05
Date of passing: 
February 12, 2016

Acel Moore was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, which grew from 44 members to more than 3,000, and continues to provide education and career development opportunities.

Moore was a trailblazer in his field and an advocate for minority hiring in newsrooms. He got his start as a copy boy at The Philadelphia Enquirer, working his way up to reporter, columnist, then associate editor.

In 1973, he served as a producer on the public television series Black Perspectives on the News. And in 1977, he received the Pulitzer Prize with Wendell L. Rawls Jr. for exposing abuse at Fairview State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Moore died February 12, 2016, in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. He was 75.

Acel Moore was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, which grew from 44 members to more than 3,000, and continues to provide education and career development opportunities.

Moore was a trailblazer in his field and an advocate for minority hiring in newsrooms. He got his start as a copy boy at The Philadelphia Enquirer, working his way up to reporter, columnist, then associate editor.

In 1973, he served as a producer on the public television series Black Perspectives on the News. And in 1977, he received the Pulitzer Prize with Wendell L. Rawls Jr. for exposing abuse at Fairview State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Moore died February 12, 2016, in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. He was 75.

 

Show more