SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 37 - Plenary: Bob Moses, "We the People"
FEATURED SPEAKER: Bob Moses
Bob Moses introduces CORE’s former Mississippi Project Director, David Dennis, by recalling a 2005 meeting in New Orleans. This was before Katrina, says Dennis, and there were 120 schools in the city. "Now we're lucky if there are 30." Lack of education, says Moses, was the "subtext" of the voting rights struggle. "We won the right to vote; the fight for public accommodations, but not education. And in that way, though Blacks are citizens, they are second class citizens." The current fight, Moses explains, is for quality public education as a constitutional right. He introduces Albert Sykes who began working with Moses in Jackson, Mississippi more than a decade ago.
Executive Producer: SNCC Legacy Project, Inc., Documentary Sub-Committee, Karen Spellman, Courtland Cox, Sharlene Kranz, Jennifer Lawson Gittens, Judy Richardson, Joyce Ladner, Charlie Cobb Producer: Natalie Bullock Brown/Ascension Productions Series Editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson Volume Editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson