WES MOORE TO SPEAK AT A&T

North Carolina A&T State University will host author, Wes Moore, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Memorial Student Union. Moore will discuss his book, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” a best seller and N.C. A&T’s pick for Text-in-Community.

“This book has provoked a great deal of excitement, reflection and debate among our students, faculty and staff ,” said Dr. Winser Alexander, A&T Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “We look forward to Wes Moore visiting our campus.”

“The Other Wes Moore” is a narrative about two African-American boys who grew up in similar circumstances in the same poor section of Baltimore. While Moore became a Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow, decorated veteran, Democratic Party National Convention speaker and businessman, his namesake was sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the killing of a police officer.

In addition  to being an author, Moore is a youth advocate, social entrepreneur and host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Moore is a Phi Theta Kappa graduate of Valley Forge Military College. He entered the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa at Johns Hopkins University.

After completing studies at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, Moore, served a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. He later served as a White House fellow to Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice. He is on the board of the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America and Johns Hopkins University. Moore is the founder of an organization called STAND that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system.

Moore is donating a portion of all of his book proceeds to City Year and the U.S. Dream Academy. This event is free and open to the public.