VHD and Civil Rights History w/ the Moton Museum


JVoin the Robert Russa Moton Museum and Virginia History Day to discuss Civil Rights Movement topics related to this year's NHD theme, "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." In addition, an educator from the Moton Museum will provide tips related to their oral history and virtual research resources. This session is free and open

Coffee with the Chamber | An Educational Series with the Moton Museum


Moton joined many non-profit organizations and museums across the country in rising to the challenge to respond to the Covid 19 pandemic. Moton has responded by opening new doors of opportunity and creating new partnerships in a number of key areas. Join Executive Director Cameron Patterson as he shares how Moton responded during 2020, highlights

Moton Mondays: Understanding the Brown v. Board of Education Expansion Act

Join Moton Executive Director Cameron Patterson as he facilitates a conversation with staff members from the National Trust for Historic Preservation regard an exciting new project to #TellTheFullStory regarding Brown v. Board of Education. In partnership with the offices of House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), the National Trust

Barbara Rose Johns: The Story Behind the Statue


An event sponsored by the Salem History Museum A statue of Barbara Johns will soon be installed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, joining George Washington to represent Virginia. Cameron Patterson, the Executive Director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum, will share her story and the role she played in bringing an end to segregated schools.

Ely to Griffin: The Forgotten Black History of Farmville


The Moton Museum joins with the Longwood University Office of Multicultural Affairs for a Town Hall discussion regarding the often overlooked and forgotten Black History of Farmville and Prince Edward County. Our local black history is rich and we will seek to elevate some of those stories during this conversation. Black History Month programming sponsored

Moton Mondays: Elvatrice Parker Belsches


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

Moton Author Series: An Evening with Dr. Alfred L. Cobbs


Join the Moton Museum for our first virtual Author Event of the year featuring Dr. Alfred L. Cobbs, author of the new memoir Locked Out: Finding freedom and education after Prince Edward County closed its schools. From 1959-1964, Prince Edward County, Virginia chose to close its public schools rather than desegregate them following the 1954

Dr. C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture: Featuring Dr. Dwana Waugh


This years Dr. C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture will feature Dr. Dwana Waugh, assistant professor of history at Sweet Briar College. Her lecture, "Fighting Back, Forging Ahead: How Race and Power Shaped the Collective Memory of Black Student Protests in Prince Edward County," is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, at 7:00p.m. virtually. It is free and

Ely to Griffin: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed


The Moton Museum joins with the Longwood University Office of Multicultural Affairs for a Town Hall discussion regarding the often overlooked and forgotten Black History of Farmville and Prince Edward County. In part 2 of this conversation we discuss current issues in the community impacting underrepresented communities and how we can work collectively to solve

Barbara Johns Day Zoom Webinars


Join the Moton Museum in celebrating Barbara Johns Day with two free learning opportunities. Virginia Studies (4th-6th graders) can engage with the museum at 10:00am during our first webinar. This presentation will introduce them to Barbara Johns and her legacy with the 1951 student walkout that led to Prince Edward County being involved in the

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