Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Moton Mondays: Elvatrice Parker Belsches

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event was rescheduled from February 15 to February 22 at 12 noon due to weather. We will be joined by Elvatrice Parker Belsches, a public historian, researcher and filmmaker who specializes in chronicling the Black experience in history.  She is the author of the pictorial publication, Black America Series: Richmond, Virginia (Arcadia Publishing) and she has several documentaries in development.

Belsches will take the audience on a journey into civil rights in education through the memories of her late parents who were gifted educators.  Belsches’ father, the late Ernest Parker Sr. taught mathematics at Robert R. Moton High School from 1951-1955, where he also served as an assistant football coach and athletic director. While serving as Barbara Johns’ homeroom and algebra teacher, he discovered the students making placards in the back of the class in preparation for the student walkout in 1951.  The walkout launched a series of events that laid the groundwork for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling deeming segregation unconstitutional, and prompted Prince Edward County schools to close rather than integrate for five years.  The students’ signs, with messages like “We want a new school” are printed indelibly in the nation’s collective memory of the civil rights movement, and are treasured pieces of her family’s legacy.

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
View Event Website

Venue

Online
Facility Rental
The Moton Museum is available to rent for private, public and non-profit functions. Host your event at Virginia’s civil rights National Historic Landmark today. For more information on facility rentals, contact Sherre Atkins. Moton Museum Facilities Available for Rental Moton Museum Auditorium Our historic, fully restored, multi-purpose auditorium can accommodate up to 200 theatre style,

Read More

Signature Programs
The Moton Museum hosts many events throughout the year.

Read More

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!

Give Now Volunteer