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Moses appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University

Bob Moses. Credit: Michael Lisnet, Math for America

Bob Moses. Credit: Michael Lisnet, Math for America

Bob Moses received a one-year appointment as the distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University for the 2011-2012 academic year, and will co-teach a course, with Tera Hunter and Peggy Cooper Davis, in the spring semester that focuses on education and labor policies through the lens of race.

“We are so delighted to have Robert Moses with us for the year. He has dedicated his life to expanded democratic possibility in the United States,” said Eddie Glaude, the chair of the Center for African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion. “Indeed he is a living example of the transformative power that resides in each of us.  Our students and faculty are truly excited to have an opportunity to interact and learn from this historic figure.”

Moses used a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1982-87) to enter his daughter’s eighth grade class as a parent volunteer, teach algebra and initiate the Algebra Project, which uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure a quality public school education for all students. He is the co-author of, “Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights” (Beacon, 2001) and co-editor of  “Quality Education as a Constitutional Right: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools” (Beacon Press, 2010).

“Bob Moses’s presence offers our students a wonderful opportunity to understand the national significance of SNCC’s work using the vote to organize Mississippi sharecroppers to demand political rights,” said Glaude. “They will equally have a chance to learn about the national significance of the Algebra Project’s and the Young Peoples Project’s work using math to organize public school students to demand educational rights. Obviously we’re excited to have him join us for the year.”

“On behalf of the AP/YPP community and the SNCC Legacy Project, I look with great anticipation to explore all of the above through the CAAS visiting fellowship with interested members of the Princeton community in the coming school year,” Moses said.

See more on the Princeton University-CAAS website:
http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/news/archive/?id=6192


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