Rights activist Robert Moses to help open center

October 12, 1990

Former civil rights activist Robert Moses will visit Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Druid Hill Avenue and Lanvale Street, tomorrow to help dedicate the new Bethel Outreach Center and to discuss his Algebra Project.

Moses, who served as field secretary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and helped implement the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964, an effort to register black voters, will be on hand with church and community leaders at 10 a.m. for the open house and dedication ceremony for the new center at nearby McCulloh and Mosher streets.

He will meet at 1 p.m. with educators and community officials to discuss implementing the Algebra Project in city schools.

The project is based on the concept that all students, especially blacks, can learn advanced math with the energy, commitment and high expectations of parents, teachers and school administrators.

A math educator for 32 years and currently a mathematics education consultant in Boston, Moses founded the Algebra Project in 1982.

"As the pace of technological change quickens, mathematical literacy is becoming a requirement for participation in the economic and political institutions of this society," he says.

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