Remembering Professor Moses Shumow (video story included)

Moses Shumow was an advocate for social justice. The FIU professor, who was killed last week in a freak accident, was a passionate educator, author, and scholar who believed in social justice, equality, and human rights. He left a mark in the lives of those he touched, including a community he was deeply passionate about — Liberty City.

After Shumow’s death, SFMN spoke with Elaine Black, President of the Liberty City Community Revitalization Trust, who worked closely with him. “I met Moses a few years ago because he had developed a project to get WiFi in Liberty Square at a very low cost, which is something the community really needed,” she recalls. “It was love at first meeting!”

The impact Shumow left on the South Florida community was also felt by the students he taught.

“He would often be on the bus, talking to students and connecting with everyone… he just seemed to have a genuine interest in the people around,” said student Isabella Ojeda.

The knowledge and legacy he was able to leave his students as well as colleagues will always be remembered and honored. “While we had him he was a star, while we don’t have him he is still a star because he left us with great knowledge,” Black said.

Maria Salima, Valeska Caroli, Keylin Sevilla, and Srishti Jaiswal also contributed to the video

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