Freedom Summer Luncheon Dialogue, Bob Moses and the Political Winds of Change

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Hattiesburg Cultural Center

During the 1960s, Bob Moses was an integral participant in the civil rights movement, organizing voter registration drives, sit-ins and Freedom Schools for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Today, he runs The Algebra Project a national mathematics literacy program aimed at helping low income students and students of color — particularly African American and Latino students — successfully achieve mathematical skills that are a prerequisite for college preparation. In recognition of his work with low-income and minority children through the Algebra Project, Bob Moses became the sixth recipient of the Heinz Award in the Human Condition.

Hattiesburg Cultural Center 723 North Main Street Events organized in partnership with The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, The Eureka School Freedom Summer Museum, Hattiesburg Arts Council, USM Center for Black Studies and The City of Hattiesburg