"The Eyes of the World Are On Us."

- Rev. L Francis Griffin

Farmville, Virginia's former Robert Russa Moton High School, now a National Historical Landmark and museum, is the birthplace of America's student-led Civil Rights Revolution.

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Visiting The Museum

Noon-4:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday

Also by appointment

Museum Address
900 Griffin Blvd
Farmville, VA 23901



Admission is free for the general public.

School & Group Tours

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 5 or more, we ask that you contact museum staff in advance using the information available at the link below.

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About The Museum

[The 1951 Moton Student Strike] marked the start of the modern civil rights movement . . . [and] forever changed the landscape of American education.

Don Baker, The Washington Post Magazine

Farmville, Virginia’s former Robert Russa Moton High School, now a National Historic Landmark and museum, is the birthplace of America’s student-led civil rights revolution.

Mission & Vision Board & Council
Rev. L. Francis Griffin
2021 Rev. L. Francis Griffin Day Observance

Thursday, September 16, 2021

07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

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Homeschool Day at Moton

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Rent The Museum

Host your event at Virginia’s civil rights National Historic Landmark.

The Moton Museum offers a fully restored historic space that is available to rent for private, public and non-profit functions.

Our multi-purpose auditorium can accommodate up to 200 guests theatre style, and 100 guests banquet style, with a variety of A/V set-up options.

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Moton Auditorium


Before Selma, before Montgomery, there was Farmville, where young people made history. The Civil Rights movement came to Farmville, Virginia, thanks to the courage of students protesting inequality.

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Any gift has the ability to make an impact that far exceeds its size. Learn about volunteer opportunities or donate to The Moton Museum.

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Ways to Give to Moton

Any gift has the ability to make an impact that far exceeds its size. Together we can work to share the Moton Story and ensure that countless individuals know how Prince Edward County became the birthplace of the student-led civil rights movement.

2020 gifts helped us engage with more than 20,000 individuals via our onsite and offsite programming.
Help us continue this important work with your gift. All donations are tax deductible.

Check out the various ways that your gift can make an impact on behalf of Moton!

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