Leroy F. Moore Jr.

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Leroy F. Moore Jr. is an African American writer, poet, community activist, and feminist. Moore was born November 2, 1967 in New York City.[1][2] He is notable for the creation of Krip Hop - a movement that uses hip-hop music as a means of expression for people with a disability.[3] Since the 1990s, Moore has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine.[4] Moore is also a co-founder of the disability performance art collective Sins Invalid.[5] Additionally, he currently serves as the Chair of the Black Disability Studies Committee for the National Black Disability Coalition.[6][7] He co-authored a children's book called Black Disabled Art History 101.[8]


  1. ^ "Leroy F. Moore". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Happy 50th Leroy Moore". Black Disability. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Krip-Hop Nation: Toronto". utoronto.ca. Archived from the original on 2015-02-02.
  4. ^ "Illin n' Chillin". poormagazine.org.
  5. ^ "Who We Are - About Us - Sins Invalid". sinsinvalid.org.
  6. ^ "NBDC Black Disability Studies Committee". blackdisability.org. Archived from the original on 2015-02-02.
  7. ^ "Leroy F. Moore: Black/Brown International Disability Art and Hip-Hop". Whitney Museum of American Art. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Black Disabled Art History 101 with Leroy F Moore Jr and Nicola McClung | University Press Books/ Berkeley". www.universitypressbooks.com. Retrieved 2019-02-09.