Moton Live

The Moton Museum has a story to tell. Will you help us share it?

About Moton Live

Commemorate the past. Seize the moment. Pledge to the future.

Even more than 70 years after events unfolded, the Moton story is as relevant as ever, and thanks in large part to the efforts of our supporters that story is being told to countless individuals. The Moton Story continues to achieve national and international significance with our recent affiliation with the National Park Service and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Park. Along with our efforts to achieve Unesco World Heritage Status alongside a number of Civil Rights sites featured on the US Civil Rights Trail.

Moton Live 2024 offers us the opportunity as we reflect upon the Moton story’s lessons through a modern lens and raise money that will enhance our ability to share it with audiences in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond.

Last year, Moton Live raised more than $20,000, contributing to numerous projects and elevating our engagement in initiatives that better our community, such as offering free educational materials to K-12 schools. This year, Moton Live seeks to expand its reach and engage more supporters than ever during the event’s 24-hour giving campaign.

On April 27, 2024, the Moton Museum will be making history again with our third annual massive community fundraising celebration. We invite you to join us for a combination of in-person and virtual events. Help support our mission of constructively interpreting the history of civil rights in education and promoting dialogue that ensures empowerment within a constitutional democracy.

Moton Live 2024 will inspire, challenge, and change you.

Become a part of the Moton story today.

Support the Moton Museum

Your contribution matters — and the time is now!

On April 27, 2024, make your gift at any point during the 24-hour period to help us reach our goal of increasing our reach and engaging more donors than ever before.

Help us raise money to fuel Moton’s public programs as well as our educational and community outreach efforts. Your donation will enhance our ability to share the Moton story with audiences in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond. In 2023, we engaged with more than 22,000 individuals, and this year we hope to expand our reach even further. Read our impact report to learn more.

Any gift has the ability to make an impact. Community-based giving opens doors to allow us to fund public programs and educational initiatives such as:

  • Onsite engagement with K-12 schools
  • Travel to K-12 schools
  • Moton Museum Teacher Institute
  • Moton Teacher-in-Residence Program
  • Barbara Johns Day Program
  • L. Francis Griffin Day Program
  • Moton Interview Series


    Schedule and Speakers

    Our 2024 Moton LIVE schedule will be released soon.

    Commemorate the past. Seize the moment. Pledge to the future.

    Our Sponsors

    We could not hold this event without our wonderful sponsors. Your support is integral to the success of the museum — thank you!

    Premier Sponsor – $5,000

    Letterpress Communications
    Letterpress Communications

    Community Benefactor – $2,500

    Southside Electric Cooperative

    Bridge Builders – $1,000