1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses dies at 86

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail whereas main black voter registration drives within the American South throughout the Sixties and later helped enhance minority schooling in math, has died. He was 86.

Moses labored to dismantle segregation because the Mississippi area director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee throughout the civil rights motion and was central to the 1964 “Freedom Summer” by which tons of of scholars went to the South to register voters.

Moses began what he referred to as his “second chapter in civil rights work” in 1982 by founding the Algebra Project due to a MacArthur Fellowship.

The challenge included a curriculum that Moses developed to assist poor college students reach math.

Ben Moynihan, the director of operations for the Algebra Project, stated he had talked with Moses’ spouse, Dr. Janet Moses, and he or she stated her husband had handed away Sunday morning in Hollywood, Florida.

Information was not given as to the reason for loss of life.

 

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