Educator and activist Bob Moses, leader of the Mississippi Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)'s 1961 voter education and voter registration initiatives, co-founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964, leader of the 1964 Freedom Summer initiative, and founder of the 1982 Algebra Project, was a Harlem born and raised graduate of both Hamilton College and -- twice -- Harvard University. In his exceedingly full and well-lived life he had been the recipient of:
an Honorary Degree from Swarthmore College (2007)
the Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship (2005)
the James Bryant Conant Award (2002)
the Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award (2001)
the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship (2001)
the Heinz Award for the Human Condition (1999)
the War Resisters League Peace Award (1997)
and a MacArthur Fellowship (1982).
Moses certainly gave more than he received.