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1Title:  Henry Lee Moon Family Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Moon, Henry Lee Family 
 Dates:  1885-1985 
 Abstract:  The Henry Lee Moon family was a prominent twentieth century Cleveland, Ohio, African American family involved in civil rights and community organizations. In 1912, Roddy K. Moon helped form the Cleveland Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and served as its founding president 1912-1916. He was also on the board of the Negro Welfare Association, supported the Phillis Wheatley Association, and in 1933 organized the Palmetto Club. His wife, Leah Anna Himes Moon, was a fifty-year member of the Cleveland Branch NAACP, and with her husband was a founding member of the Forest City Garden Club. Roddy and Leah Moon had three surviving children; Joseph Herbert, Ella Elizabeth, and Henry Lee. Ella Moon was a teacher, an active member of the Forest City Garden Club, and was married to Clyde Smith. Henry Lee Moon was a newspaper editor, press relations secretary for Tuskegee Institute (1926-1931), and worked for the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration. Moon, along with his future wife and other African Americans, traveled to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for consultations concerning a government sponsored film project on the history of black America. From 1938-1944 he was race relations adviser for the Federal Public Housing Authority. He also worked as assistant director to the Political Action Committee of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). He was active with the NAACP, becoming its director of public relations in 1948-1960. He was the author of two books; Balance of Power: the Negro Vote (1948) and The Emerging Thought of W.E. B. Dubois (1972). His wife, Mollie Virgil Lewis Moon, was a pharmacist, and later worked as a social worker with the Department of Social Services in New York City. She was also a public relations executive, founder and chairman of the National Urban League Guild (1942-1962), and trustee and secretary of the National Urban League (1955-1962). After World War II, she became involved with the "brown-babies" of Germany campaign, which attempted to provide relief for orphaned or abandoned children of mixed African and European or American ancestry. The collection consists of booklets, cards, certificates, correspondence, financial records, letters, memorandum, minutes, newspaper clippings, reports, publications, pamphlets, proposals, speeches, telegrams, published and unpublished writings, and memorabilia. 
 Call #:  MS 4823 
 Extent:  1.40 linear feet (4 containers) 
 Subjects:  Moon family. | Moon, Henry Lee, 1901- | Moon, Mollie Lewis. | Moon, Roddy K., 1868-1952. | Moon, Joseph Herbert. | Moon, Leah. | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. | National Urban League. | African Americans. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Civil rights movements -- United States. | Labor movement -- United States. | African American women -- United States. | African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American women public relations personnel. | African Americans -- Relations with Russians. | African American social workers. | United States -- Race relations.
 
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