Civil-rights leader Bob Moses, a visiting fellow at Princeton, called on young people to work on unfinished business from the civil-rights era during the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 16.
Inviting some 90 schoolchildren to join him on the stage in Richardson Auditorium, Moses, who was a key figure in the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project to register black voters, said, “We were able to get segregation out of three areas of the country’s life: public accommodations, the right to vote, and the national Democratic Party. But we did not get segregation and Jim Crow out of education, and that’s going to be your job. You are going to have to do that in this century.”
MLK Day Journey Awards were presented to Miguel Centeno, a sociology professor who founded the Princeton University Preparatory Program, which helps low-income high school students prepare for college; and Sandra Mukasa ’12, who has been a leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus and has worked for women’s rights in Africa.