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Friday, April 19, 2024

Black History Month: Featuring Jerry Moore


February is Black History Month, and in observance, we will be featuring a “did you know” fact with Huntington native, Jerry Moore.

Huntington native Jerry Harris Moore is a MHS alumnus, class of 1968.

Moore is the first and only black person to host his own Radio Talk Show-Moore Talk KHOG Station in Northwest Arkansas in the 1990’s.

About the contributor: Jerry Moore was born in Kansas City, KS and came to Huntington when he was 17 months old. He’s the great-great grandson of Samuel (Sam) Martin, who is buried in the Cherokee African American Cemetery in Huntington. Moore attended Mansfield Schools and graduated with the class of 1968. After high school, he went on to get his bachelors degree and later a masters degree. Moore taught history at Northside High School from 1972-1980 and after receiving his masters degree, began teaching sociology at Northwest Arkansas Community College. His education and experience has afforded him opportunities few have only dreamed of. Lifetime opportunities, including work in the nation’s capital.

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