Keynote Presentation: Robert P. Moses
Date: March 30, 2015
Venue: Ford Chapel
Dr. Robert P. Moses is a legendary civil rights activist and a MacArthur Award-winning educator. He is the president and founder of The Algebra Project Inc., a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the mathematics achievement of historically underrepresented students and communities.
A MacArthur Foundation Fellow from 1982 to 1987, Robert Moses used his fellowship to develop the concept for the Algebra Project. The project promotes mathematics literacy as a tool that is as important to educational access and citizenship for inner city and rural poor middle and high school students today as the right to vote was to political access and citizenship for sharecroppers and day laborers in Mississippi in the 1960s. Together with Algebra Project board member Danny Glover, Dr. Moses and others recently launched a national discussion calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution for quality public school education as a civil right.