Friday, October 31, 2014

Legendary civil rights leader Bob Moses backs drive for constitutional right to vote

An October 29th Harvard Gazette article reported on an award ceremony for Bob Moses. Moses, now president of the Algebra Project, in the early 1960s was field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), director of SNCC’s Mississippi Project, and a driving force behind the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964. The article reports that:

Despite the violence and trials that African-Americans continue to face, Moses said, he found comfort and inspiration in the preamble to the U.S. Constitution— and recommended that leaders of tomorrow do the same, urging them to work toward “a constitutional right to a quality public school education, and an affirmative, constitutional right to vote."

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