‘Ethical People Can Be Effective’

‘Ethical People Can Be Effective’

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 2 August

Remembering the life of Bob Moses, and his mission to build a more equitable America from the bottom up. 

From teaching in New York City to registering Black voters in the 1960’s Mississippi, Moses was a measured man who believed leadership was about listening, not talking. Rutgers University Professor of African American Studies Charles M. Payne joins us to recap Moses' life’s work -- and his big ideas, from Freedom Summer to a radical education initiative that’s still used in schools today. 

Companion listening for this episode:

The Origin Story of Black History Month (2/1/21)

We’ve got complicated relationships with this annual celebration -- from joy to frustration. So to launch our Future of Black History series, we ask how it began and what it can be.

The Short Life and Early Death of Voting Rights (7/12/20) 

Birth, August 1965. Death, July 2021. So now what for multiracial democracy?

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