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More from Bob Moses


Life in Harlem Compared to Conditions in Mississippi - Robert Moses compares his experience growing up in New York's Harlem River Homes (the first federally-funded public housing project) with conditions in the Mississippi Delta during the early 1960s.

State-Controlled Political Action and the Reluctance of Black Community Leaders to Join the Movement - Moses explains how the intimidating reality of state controlled political action effectively deterred both black and white community leaders from working with SNCC.

Robert Moses’ First Experience of Physical Violence in Mississippi - Robert Moses describes his first experience of being physically assaulted in Mississippi, and discusses limitations of the local and federal judicial response to the episode.