When the Schools Shut Down – Book Talk and Signing

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA

Author Yolanda Gladden Children's Book Discussion Saturday February 19th at 12:00pm Free and open to the public An awe-inspiring autobiographical picture book about a young African American girl who lived during the shutdown of public schools in Farmville, Virginia, following the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. Most people think that

Prince Edward County Branch NAACP Black History Month Program

Honoring the Reverend J. Samuel Williams Jr. with the Reverend L. Francis Griffin Day Award Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 923 9817 2844 Passcode: 463383 One tap mobile +13017158592,,92398172844#,,,,*463383# US (Washington DC) +13126266799,,92398172844#,,,,*463383# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646

Spring 2022 Homeschool Day at Moton

The Moton Museum is excited to partner a Homeschool Day in partnership with the Home Educators Association of Virginia. We will offer two tours: Virginia Studies specific and a general tour. There will be activities for grades K-12 along with educator resources. Please register for this event using the following form below: Registration: Location: 

Truth Tellers Documentary Screening

Join us on Wednesday March 16th at 5:30pm in the museum and virtually as we view and discuss the Truth Tellers documentary. Free and open to the public. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The film beautifully chronicles the lives

Dr. C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture: Featuring Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander

This years Dr. C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture will feature Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University. Her lecture, “Have a Vision and be Demanding: The Enduring Legacy of leaders at the Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia,” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, at 7:00p.m. in

C.G. Gordon Moss Scholars Program Applications Due

The C.G. Moss Scholars Program at the Moton Museum is a collaborative program with Longwood University and commemorates the legacy of Dr. C. G. Gordon Moss, who served as a Professor of History at Longwood College from 1944-1969. Dr. Moss became an outspoken advocate of reopening the schools and of equality and justice for all

Moton Mondays: Dr. Letoshia Foster

Monday March 28th at Noon. We will be joined by Dr. Letoshia Foster, a history lecturer and scholar. Dr. Foster specializes in U.S. history, African American history, Medical history, health disparities, and women & gender topics. Dr. Foster will give a presentation on 20th Century African American Women in Nursing.

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

Moton Community Prayer Breakfast – September

Join us for a gathering reflective of our shared hope and active commitment to community building. Begins at 7:30am. Free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend. If you would like to render a prayer or contribute toward breakfast, please contact Sherre Atkins.

Moton Museum & Town of Farmville – Joint Community Meeting

Moton Museum 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA

Community Meeting & Conversation  On September 8th, 2022 at the Moton Museum at 6:00pm the Moton Museum and Town of Farmville will host a community meeting and conversation. The meeting will be to discuss efforts related to World Heritage nomination for the Moton Museum and the creation of a Moton Gateway Overlay District in the


2022 Rev. L. Francis Griffin Day Observance

Longwood University (Radcliff Hall) 310 Buffalo Street, Farmville, VA

Farmville, VA: Join the Moton Museum for the annual Rev. L. Francis Griffin Day Observance. Dr. Derrick Alridge will share about his work with the Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom Oral History Project. It explores ‘teachers’ ideas and pedagogy inside and outside the classroom during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Griffin


Moton Community Prayer Breakfast – October

Join us for a gathering reflective of our shared hope and active commitment to community building. Begins at 7:30am. Free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend. If you would like to render a prayer or contribute toward breakfast, please contact Sherre Atkins.

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,

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