Home Use - Letitia Moore, Esq. (on DVD) (part of Roots & Branches series)

LETITIA MOORE, Esq., is a lawyer and civic leader. Born in Belize, after her mother's early death she moved to the United States, where she was raised by her grandmother. Learn how she was able to attend a prestigious private high school, then Yale University and Boalt Law School in spite of her grandmother's very limited financial resources. With this education, for several decades, she worked for the national government's EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), charged with ensuring that companies who violated the rules and regulations modify their practices, and engage in remedial actions.

In addition to her professional work as a lawyer, Moore believes in giving back to society. She sat for many years on the El Cerrito City Council in the San Francisco Bay Area and during part of this time, was mayor of the city. In addition, she holds a leadership role the local branch of the NAACP; and is on the board of several other non-profits including the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund, the National Women's Political Caucus, and the Rosie the Riveter WWII/Home Front National Historic Park.

The host of this episode, filmmaker Eve A. Ma, lives in El Cerrito and so took particular pleasure in conducting this interview. The video was awarded Best Film/Video on Matters Related to the Black Experience in the Black International Cinema of Berlin (GERMANY).