Leroy F.
Moore Jr.

Leroy F. Moore Jr.

He // Him // His

[ID: A portrait looking up onto the face and torso of a Black man, as if the camera were situated from slightly below. The man has short-cropped silver hair on his head and silver stubble on his face. He gives a big smile that is almost as vibrant as his red Adidas tracksuit.]

Los Angeles, CA
2022 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

2021 Emmy award-winning Leroy F. Moore Jr. is the founder of the Krip-Hop Nation, a movement that uses hip-hop as a means of expression for people with disabilities. Moore is a writer, poet, community activist, and a hip-hop and music lover. He was born with cerebral palsy and has dedicated much of his writing and activism to disability rights. He is currently a doctoral student in linguistic anthropology at UCLA. He writes and delivers lectures and performances that reflect the intersections between racism and ableism in the United States and abroad. Moore’s most recent book, Black Disabled Ancestors, came out in 2020.

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist.