2h 11min | English | 4 March 2019
Mr. Moses was a prominent organizer and strategist for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). He was the director of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project (Freedom Summer) and primary force behind the establishment of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Here, Mr. Moses discusses his upbringing and educational background, his decision to join the Southern freedom movement, his voter registration work in Mississippi, planning for Freedom Summer and his impressions of and relationship with Julian Bond.
An interview with Bob Moses for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. Conducted by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government at American University and Project Director, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This project documents the rise of Julian Bond from his early years in the Atlanta student movement to becoming a founding member and later communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his rise to national prominence by 1968.
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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University Research and Technical Support: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale and Colleen Vivaldi