HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Hattiesburg Cultural Center
Come to the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 723 Main Street, Tuesday, March 4 for the second installment of the Freedom Summer Dialogues presented by the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, Hattiesburg Arts Council, Historic Eureka School Museum, USM Center for Black Studies and The First Bank.
The topic of this session is "The Political Winds of Change," featuring guest speaker Robert Moses, Civil Rights leader and founder of the U.S. Algebra Project (a national, nonprofit organization that uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure quality public school education for every child in America).
During the 1960s, Moses was an integral participant in the Civil Rights Movement, organizing voter registration drives, sit-ins and Freedom Summer Schools for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Today, he runs The U.S. Algebra Project. In recognition of his work with low-income and minority children through the Algebra Project, Moses became the sixth recipient of the Heinz Award in the Human Condition.