Tavis Smiley Interviews Bob Moses

Posted by  The Young People's Project  July 16, 2014 12:00 PM

Source: Tavis Smiley Show

Bob Moses vividly recalls 1964's Freedom Summer in Mississippi. A SNCC leader and co-director of the Council of Federated Organizations, he'd spent four years working on voter registration in the state and played a crucial role in organizing the campaign. He was also instrumental in establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party that would challenge the state's all-white DNC delegation in Atlantic City, NJ that fall. The Harlem native later became an impassioned middle school math teacher, in NY and in Tanzania, East Africa, and used the grant he received as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow to create The Algebra Project, a nonprofit that's become a model program for teaching math literacy.

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Young People's Project connects tech and civil rights

Posted by  The Young People's Project  January 22, 2014 12:00 PM

By Bethany Allen
Source: Cambridge Chronicle

In Microsoft’s Kendall Square office on a Friday afternoon last fall, about a dozen people worked busily building programs from scratch. Literally, the programs were built on Scratch, a freely available application developed by MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group. The programmers? Local teenagers, brought to Microsoft by the Young People’s Project for a free conference billed as a “sampling of real-world S.T.E.A.M.-related career topics and skills.”

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To '60s Civil Rights Hero, Math Is Kids' Formula For Success

Posted by  The Young People's Project  August 01, 2013 05:38 PM



Bob Moses is 78, but he has the same probing eyes you see behind thick black glasses in photos from 50 years ago when he worked as a civil rights activist in Mississippi. The son of a janitor, Moses was born and raised in Harlem. He's a Harvard-trained philosopher and a veteran teacher.

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