Dave Dennis

Dave Dennis worked closely with Bob Moses in Mississippi and was active in many Civil Rights organizations during the 1960's. He currently works for the Algebra Project, an organization founded by Moses to improve minority childrens' mathematics education.

Civil Rights Era

Dave Dennis was a Freedom Rider and Co-Director of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) in Mississippi. Dennis was the Mississippi director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), but he worked with SNCC members and other civil rights activists in Mississippi under the COFO umbrella to avoid intra-organizational conflicts. COFO organized activists for a Mississippi voter registration drive during "Freedom Summer." Dennis spoke at the funeral of James Chaney, and he worked closely with both Bob Moses and Medgar Evers.


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