JoCora Moore More


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Syllabus: HI 254 - Modern American History

Office: Withers Hall 364

Office Hours: Monday 1:30-2:30pm or by appointment

Phone: 919-513-2226


JoCora Moore, a 2nd year PhD student in Public History, was born and raised in Plymouth, North Carolina. After graduating from Plymouth High School in 2011, she attended North Carolina Central University, earning a BA degree in History, Secondary Education in December 2014. In the Fall of 2015, Jocora continued her education at North Carolina Central University to pursue a Master’s degree in History. Under the direction of Dr. Jerry Gershenhorn, she completed her thesis, “The Making of a Movement: The Fight for Educational, Political, and Employment Opportunities in Washington County, North Carolina, 1941-1981,” which discussed the Civil Rights Movement of her hometown. In December 2017, JoCora graduated with an MA degree in History. In 2019, JoCora was selected for the Robert F. Smith Internship and Fellowship Program through the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She completed her twelve-week internship at Historic Stagville in Durham, North Carolina where she worked on transcribing, visitors services, and event planning.


Public History, Museum Studies, History and Memory, 20th Century United States History, African American History, North Carolina History, The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Power Movement.

Current Research

JoCora hopes to research the Civil Rights Movement era and it role in public memory through national sites and museums.


MA History, North Carolina Central University, 2017
BA History, North Carolina Central University, 2014