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Historical Panel Discussion with Three Civil Rights Icons



In this 30-minute audio panel discussion, Dr. Brenda Greene, founder of the Center for Black Literature (CBL) at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY), hots a lively panel discussion with three Civil Rights icons. Note: This discussion is audio only, there is no video.


The distinguished panel members are Robert "Bob" Moses, Thomas Armstrong, and Muriel Tillinghast and the interview took place during their visit to campus at the annual Black History Month program in February 2012.


About the panelists:


Robert P. “Bob” Moses was the president and founder of The Algebra Project, Inc. He was born and raised in Harlem, NY, where he attended public schools. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Hamilton College in 1956 and received an M.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University in 1957.


Thomas M. Armstrong is a civil rights activist and the author of "Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights" (Health Communications Inc. 2011). He organized Black Mississippians to register to vote, despite threats on his life. His autobiography details the strategies employed behind the scenes in the voting rights movement.


Mary Tillinghast is a civil rights activist and former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Field Secretary. She volunteered for the Freedom Summer Project in Mississippi where she helped frame the 1964 Freedom School and led Mississippi’s Council of Federated Organizations. Following her work in SNCC and the civil rights movement, she has remained an advocate for civil and human rights.


The mission of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY (CBL) is to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and appreciation of Black literature and the literary works produced by people of the African Diaspora and the African continent.

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