Bob Moses

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Civil Rights movement

In 1964 – Freedom Summer, a central campaign to the civil rights movement, was directed by Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Bob Moses. The campaign helped scores of black Americans register to vote and set up dozens of Freedom Schools, Freedom Houses, and community centers in small towns throughout Mississippi. The project became nationally known when three Freedom Summer volunteers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, went missing and then were found dead, having been killed by Ku Klux Klan members.

In the mid-1960s, Moses organized efforts for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, challenging racial segregation and the disenfranchisement of people of color throughout the country.[1]

Tribute to Golub and Montgomery

On November 16, 1989, Bob Moses served on the Tribute Committee for the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Tribute to Leon Golub and Lucy Montgomery, held at the Congress Hotel, Chicago.[2]

Institute for Policy Studies

In 1993 Robert Moses was listed[3] among former "Trustees" of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC.

References

  1. IPS website, Timeline: IPS Celebrates 50 Years of Turning Ideas Into Action, January 1, 2013 · By Lacy MacAuley
  2. Tribute to Golub and Montgomery: Program, Nov. 16, 1989
  3. Institute for Policy Studies 30th Anniversary brochure