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Born January 23, 1935 in Harlem, New York, Robert Parris Moses was an American educator and civil rights activist, known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement, and his co-founding of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

On July 25, 2021, Bob Moses has joined the ancestors. In his memory we’re sharing a few Robert “Bob” Moses quotes.

Bob Moses Quote 1

It’s easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself. — Bob Moses

Bob Moses Quote 2

“Don’t think necessarily of starting a movement. Do what you think actually needs to be done, set an example, and hope your actions will click with someone else.”— Bob Moses

Bob Moses Quote 3

The questions that we think face the country are questions which in one sense are much deeper than civil rights. They’re questions which go very much to the bottom of mankind and people. They’re questions which have repercussions in terms of a whole international affairs and relations. They’re questions which go to the very root of our society. What kind of society will we be? — Bob Moses

Featured image: Robert “Bob” Parris Moses (Miller Center, Wikimedia Commons)


IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.