Robert Parris Moses

Philosopher, Organization founder

1935 –

94

Who is Robert Parris Moses?

Robert Parris Moses is an American educator and civil rights activist, known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He was a graduate of Hamilton College and completed a master's in philosophy at Harvard University.

Since 1982 Moses has developed the nationwide Algebra Project in the United States. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship and other awards for this work, which emphasizes teaching algebra skills to minority students based on broad-based community organizing and collaboration with parents, teachers and students.

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Born
Jan 23, 1935
Harlem
Also known as
  • Bob Moses
  • Robert Moses
  • Bob Parris
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Harvard University
  • Hamilton College
Employment
  • Cornell University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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