Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Leadership Style: A Consistent Message

BOND: Now, having said that, do you have a different leadership style when you’re talking to, say, an all-black group, an all-white group, or a mixed group? Are you different in these situations?

MOORE: Well, I can tell you, I’ve said to my white constituents that I guess I’m just openly black, you know — that I am openly black and I had a Republican say to me once when I was going door to door, says, "You know, I’m going to vote for you because one thing I know about you is that you’re the same wherever you are, you’re in the suburbs, you’re in the ghetto." When I go to one door I have the same message that I have at any other door.