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

67 Years Later: Understanding and Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education


Join the Prince Edward County, Virginia Branch NAACP and the Moton Museum for a presentation commemorating the 67th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Larissa Smith, Moton Museum Resident Scholar, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Longwood University.

Now Accepting Applications: Moton K-12 Teacher in Residence Program


Moton K-12 Teacher in Residence 3 Positions Elementary School: Virginia Studies Middle School: U.S. History, or Civics; High School: U.S. & Virginia History, or U.S. Government Summer Stipend Position The Russa Moton Museum, invites candidates to apply for the Moton K-12 Teacher in Residence Program for the summer of 2021. Under the guidance of the

2021 Moton Museum Children of Courage Teacher Institute (Virtual)


Do you want to be a citizen leader? Join us in learning more about civil rights in education in Farmville, Virginia. In this virtual class, teachers will engage with both live and recorded lectures, while reviewing Civil Rights, Massive Resistance, and Desegregation histories. We follow the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual and suggest 60 recertification points

2021 Rev. L. Francis Griffin Day Observance


The Moton Museum is pleased to present this years Rev. L. Francis Griffin Day Observance. Rev. Griffin was known locally and nationally as the "fighting preacher," a civil rights advocate who helped to led the fight for civil rights in education and was a voice of opposition to the decision by Prince Edward County to

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