US Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson established the “separate but equal” doctrine.
Moton School built to hold 180 students.
Enrollment grows to over 450; “tar-paper shacks” built. Moton PTA petitions for new high school.
Moton students strike to protest conditions. First lawsuit filed, Davis v. County School Board, calling for an end to segregated education.
New Moton High School built for black students. Old building becomes Mary E. Branch Elementary.
Davis case decided in Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which declares segregated education unconstitutional.
Supreme Court rules in Brown II that public school desegregation should occur “with all deliberate speed.”
Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors votes to close public schools rather than desegregate them.
Prince Edward Free Schools open to provide free education to all children in the county.
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy visits Prince Edward County in May 1964.
County schools reopen after Supreme Court ruling in Griffin v. County School Board.
After 56 years of service, the Moton School is closed. Martha E. Forrester Council of Women commits to lead the conversion to the Moton Museum.
Moton Museum opens on the 50th anniversary of the student strike.
First phase of The Moton School Story: Children of Courage exhibition debuts on the 60th anniversary of the student strike.
The Moton School Story: Children of Courage permanent exhibition opens.