Reality Asserts Itself - Bob Moses

‘We the People’ Force Confronts Democratic Party Leadership in ’64 – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (9/9)

June 29, 2014

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Moses recounts the story of challenging the racist Dixiecrats at the ’64 Democratic Convention; says what’s needed now is black and white workers to create a ‘We the People’ force to challenge the elites in both parties

The Constitutional People and Slavery by Another Name – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (8/9)

June 27, 2014

Mr. Moses says mass incarceration helped build the American steel industry, and while there has been progress, there is still slavery by another name

An Earned Insurgency – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (7/9)

June 26, 2014

Mr. Moses says the only way to earn the trust of the people was to get knocked down and get right back up

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Racist Dixiecrats – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (6/9)

June 25, 2014

Mr. Moses describes how in 1874 the white racist Democratic Party violently overthrew the Governor of Mississippi (who had been elected by a mostly black Republican Party), and how these Dixiecrats became a wing of the national Democratic Party right up to 1964, when the Mississippi Freedom Democrats ended their reign

The Road to Freedom Summer – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (5/9)

June 24, 2014

Mr. Moses says one of the main ways we get to Freedom Summer is the assassination of Medgar Evers

Founding SNCC and Taking on Mississippi – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (4/9)

June 23, 2014

Mr. Moses traces the events that led him to take up a leading role in Freedom Summer

The Respectable Face of Terror – Robert Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (3/9)

June 22, 2014

Mr. Moses says America from 1875 down to the civil rights movement, was slavery by another name

Patriotism and Lynching – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (2/9)

June 21, 2014

Mr. Moses describes growing up in post World War Two, cold war America

The Mississippi Freedom Summer – Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (1/9)

June 20, 2014

Mr. Moses, educator and civil rights leader, begins his story from growing up in Harlem to becoming a main organizer of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project that helped register black voters in the Deep South