Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses Dies at 86

(Monday, July 26, 2021) – He was a towering figure of the civil rights movement.  Robert Moses endured beatings and jail while leading voter registration drives in the 1960s.  He died yesterday at his Hollywood, Florida home at the age of 86.

Moses was the field director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the 1960s.  He was a key figure to the 1964 Freedom Summer where hundreds of students went to the south to register voters.

Moses later went on to help improve Black education in math.  In 1982 he founded the Algebra Project, which included a curriculum to help poor students excel in math.