Oscar and LaVerne Moore Honored in Donation to Teaching for Change

Oscar and LaVerne Moore

We are happy to announce that Peabody award winning producer Dr. Judi Moore Latta made a donation to Teaching for Change in honor of her parents, Oscar and LaVerne Moore.

Latta explained that the donation is in their memory because they are “two extraordinary teachers who believed in helping to change the world.” They are pictured in the photo to the left, when they were courting 72 years ago, as young faculty members at St. Paul’s College in Virginia. (Intrigued by the photo to know more about them? Latta is currently writing a book about their love story.)

Latta herself is a change maker. Born in Tallahassee, Florida, she has dedicated her career to education and communications.

At National Public Radio (NPR), Latta served as the first education reporter, executive producer of Special Programs and creator of “Latin File.”

Judi Moore Latta

Latta earned the George Foster Peabody Award for her work as senior producer of the NPR/Smithsonian documentary series “Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions.”

She has also received recognition for her productions from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the American Women in Radio and Television, the National Education Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, among others.

Currently Latta is a professor of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University where she also served as the director of Communications and Marketing.

Please join Judi Moore Latta by making a donation to Teaching for Change today in honor of someone who inspires you.