Episode Eight: Robert Moses

A number of years ago I had the opportunity to work on an HBO movie entitled "Freedom Song" about the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee or SNCC. I have always been interested in the subject of Civil Rights and particularly the freedom rides that started in the early sixties and paved the way educating blacks giving them the skills they needed in order to cast a vote at a time when racial hatred had forbidden it.

While making the project every effort was made to be as authentic as possible to the truth of those times. I remember the actual stools that from the Woolworth's cafe counter in Greensboro, Miss where one of the most famous sit-ins had taken place were loaned to us to shoot that sequence.

The most amazing part of being involved in that film was standing in the presence of Robert Moses.

I think that Robert Moses may be one of the most important men still alive in this country. His work and continued efforts to educate and spread a word of love and freedom are astounding to me.

I was just recently looking around online for photographs I could possibly afford to purchase that concern this time period in American history and came across Robert Moses's website which has a great history of those tumultuous time, oh and guess what, some sound files as well.

I thought the audio files seem perfect for a first in a long time episode of Soundbytez.


Wiki Robert Moses


Robert Moses Telephone Interview
Conducted over the phone by John Greene and Jeremy Jackson
Date unknown

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