Leroy Moore

Leroy Moore is writer, poet, speaker, rapper, and radio host with cerebral palsy. He is a leading activist on incarceration and police brutality against people with disabilities. 

Leroy: “The mission of the Krip-Hop Project is to get the musical talents of hip-hop artists with disabilities into the hands of media outlets, educators, hip-hop, disabled and race scholars, youth, hip-hop conference coordinators, and agents, and to report the latest news about musicians with disabilities.” 

Created with charcoal and smudgy pastels, the head and shoulders of a confident African American man in front of a window. The wall behind him is decorated with a large red and yellow flower.
Leroy Moore by Raven Harper, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, 2019

IMAGE: Created with charcoal and smudgy pastels, the head and shoulders of a confident African American man in front of a window. The wall behind him is decorated with a large red and yellow flower.

Raven Harper’s work at NIAD explores the African American experience. In ceramics or fiber, Harper captures likenesses of Tupac and his mother, Smokey Robinson and Rosa Parks, connecting her present with a glorious and sometimes overlooked past.