Jesse T. Moore Jr., a professor emeritus of history at the University of Rochester in New York, died on April 18. He was 81 years old and had suffered from cancer.
Dr. Moore joined the department of history at the university in 1970. He later served as associate dean and founded the university’s Robert E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. He served as Grand Marshall at many of the university’s ceremonial events. Dr. Moore retired from teaching in 2000.
Professor Moore was the author of A Search for Equality: The National Urban League, 1910-1961 (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1981). He was a graduate of what is now North Carolina Central University and held a Ph.D. from Penn State.