Bob Moses Lecture: “We The People: Constitutional Personhood In Our Time”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, of which Dr. Moses was the primary organizer. Dr. Moses is the founder and President of the Algebra Project, an organization dedicated to bringing quality education to all.
DATE: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 7pm
LOCATION: Student Center Ballrooms
COST: FREE admission
Meet Bob Moses
Robert Parris Moses (born January 23, 1935 in Harlem, New York, usually known as Bob Moses) is an American educator and civil rights activist, known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He was a graduate of Hamilton College and completed a master’s in philosophy at Harvard University.
Since 1982 Moses has developed the nationwide Algebra Project in the United States. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship and other awards for this work, which emphasizes teaching algebra skills to minority students based on broad-based community organizing and collaboration with parents, teachers and students.