Remembering pioneering Philadelphia journalist Acel Moore

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A homegoing service was held Monday for Acel Moore, one of the most influential figures in Philadelphia journalism. (WPVI)

A homegoing service was held Monday for Acel Moore, one of the most influential figures in Philadelphia journalism.

Moore died on February 12.

Family, friends and colleagues remembered the pioneering journalist at Grace Baptist Church of Germantown.

Moore worked as a columnist and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In his more than forty years at the paper he broke barriers and was among its first African American reporters.

He also won a Pulitzer Prize.

Moore was also remembered for the work he did outside of the office.

Moore was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and influenced generations of journalists.

Acel Moore was 75 years old.

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