Intern Spotlight: Brenda Goodson

The Moton Museum is excited to welcome Brenda Goodson as our Education & Outreach Intern for the summer of 2021. Brenda is local to Farmville, Virginia and a graduate of Prince Edward County High School.  Brenda is a Centennial Scholar at James Madison University where she is a rising senior.  Brenda has a deep interest in wanting to learn more about the work of the Moton Museum and is always seeking to find ways to help improve her community. We are so excited to have Brenda working with us this summer. Welcome Brenda!

1.) Where do you attend school, what is your major?
James Madison University, Justice Studies and Sociology Double Major, with concentrations in public policy and inequalities, and crime & criminology.

2.) How did you first come to learn about the Moton Story?
I am a Farmville native and always heard about the Moton story in schools or from the community.

3.) What interested you in working with the Moton Museum? 
I am really interested in learning more not just about Moton but Farmville in general. The story has so much to unpack and unfold and I’m excited to dive into it.

4.) What are your future goals and how do you hope your work with Moton will impact that work? 
Law school is in my short term future, with aspirations of becoming a criminal defense attorney.
I’m hoping Moton can contribute by helping me dive deeper into the history and technicalities of the legal system.

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