Robert Moses-Civil Rights Activist

Robert Moses started actively working as a civil rights activist in 1960 when he became the field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. By 1964 Moses became co-director of the Council of Federated Organizations and a leading figure in the Freedom Summer of 1964. His leadeship did not stop there, he later moved to Tanzania to teach, returned to Harvard to complete a doctorate in philosophy, received a MacArthur Fellowship and founded the Algebra Project with the Fellowship money. The Algebra Project is a foundation created to improve math education for minorities, primarily to increase their chances of attending college. Bob Moses is one of the key figures in the civil rights movement who never quit fighting for the rights.


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