Charleston, SC – Sunday, August 16, son of South Carolina Civil Rights leader the late James A. Moore, JA Moore will speak to a sold out audience at the Charleston City Music Hall at 6:00pm.
JA Moore, brother of Myra Thompson, will be speaking about healing. “I don’t think a speech or vigil will change someone’s mind but I think it’s good for healing. It’s a way for me to kind of heal,” Moore said in an interview with Charleston City Paper.
On Wednesday June 17, 2015, Moore’s sister, Myra Thompson, was one of the victims for the Emmanuel Nine. “It has been so painful… There’s no precedence in my life for this.”
In response to this tragedy local organizers in Charleston have organized the Hi Harmony Concert. More than fifty of Charleston’s most active musicians, from a variety of genres, will share the bill in the spirit of celebrating and cultivating community through music. This unique format will feature six sets encompassing Hip Hop, Folk, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Spoken Word, and Gospel, each arranged by a different Musical Director.
JA Moore is the son of late James A. Moore, the first President of the Hampton County Chapter NAACP and statewide civil rights & political leader. The younger Moore has spent the past 13 years building relationships and communities alongside teaching and coaching, while actively serving on the marketing team with a major development company in South Carolina. All the while, he is not forgetting his roots. “Growing up in rural South Carolina actually has prepared me for all of the things I have been involved in over the past decade. It grounded me in my values and respect for others.”