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The Katherine Moore Story - Under Oath: Memoirs Of An Honest Politician

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Today's Program: We be joined by Dr. Katherine Moore, former Mayor of Wilmington, NC and author of the book "Under Oath: Memoirs Of An Honest Politician.

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"When I was six years old, my grandfather was struck by a car and died in my arms. I became a single mother of two children age 16 years and 18 months old when my husband abandoned us. A year later, my brother whom I had loved as my own child committed suicide. He was 26. I have known pain, grief, disappointments, racism, poverty and hunger; but nothing in my life prepared me for the ten years that I have served on the city council in a mid-size North Carolina town.

As I prepared to join the council, I researched newspaper articles and minutes of meetings. I was appalled to discover the blatant misuse of federal block grant monies that had been targeted for the poor. There were monthly charges of police brutality, including a dog choke collar being tightened around the neck of an elderly Black gentleman.

My book entitled, "Under Oath: Memoirs Of An Honest Politician" chronicles briefly my life before politics, my rise to Mayor Pro Tem of a city of nearly 100,000, and the 10 year nightmare that I have endured at the hands of corrupt politicians. Even my children have been victimized. My son who worked for the state has paid with his job. My daughter, a student at Harvard has experienced the year from hell, thanks to the "Long arm of the law." - Dr. Katherine Moore

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