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Robert Moses

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Title:Robert Moses
Date:1935-1965
Description:

Robert Moses was a leader in the voting rights campaign of the 1960s. Raised and educated in the North, Moses put his teaching career on hold and moved to Mississippi, where he became one of the architects of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In this interview, recorded for Eyes on the Prize, Moses talks about his desire to end racial discrimination by helping African Americans participate fully in the nation's political process.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 9-12.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Moving images | Transcripts
Subjects:Moses, Robert Parris | African American civil rights workers | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans political activists | African Americans--Violence against | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Project | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Mississippi--Race relations | Voter registration--Mississippi | Intimidation--Mississippi | Freedom of speech--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | African American educators | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)--Officials and employees | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)--Officials and employees | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Congress of Racial Equality--Officials and employees | Mississippi | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) | New York County (N.Y.)
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Moses, Robert Parris | Eyes on the Prize (PBS) | Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation | 2002/2008
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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