Moton to Host Authors Grogan & Pearson in October

FARMVILLE, Va. (October 11, 2023) – The Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville will host authors Brian Grogan and Patricia O’Connell Pearson for two books events in October. Both events are free and open to the public.

Grogan, co-editor of “A Little Child Shall Lead Them,” will visit Moton Museum on Saturday, Oct. 14, to discuss his documentary account of the struggle for school desegregation in Prince Edward County. Pearson, author of “We Are Your Children, Too,” will visit Moton on Saturday, Oct. 28, for a book signing and discussion.

Copies of both authors’ books are on sale in the Moton Museum bookstore and gift shop, and both authors will be on hand to sign copies after their events.

Grogan’s “A Little Child Shall Lead Them” — published in 2019 by University of Virginia Press — draws on court cases, government documents, personal and scholarly writings, speeches, and journalism to represent the diverse voices and viewpoints of the battle in Prince Edward County for — and against — educational equality. Grogan is a photographer, author and editor whose decades-long career has focused on historic documentation. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and was a key part of the film crew that produced “They Closed Our Schools,” a documentary about the Prince Edward County school closings.

Pearson’s “We Are Your Children, Too” — published in 2023 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers — is a nonfiction middle-grade book that explores the closing of public schools in Prince Edward County. Pearson is a children’s author whose works include narrative historical fiction and nonfiction for kids ages 10 and up. A former school teacher, she has authored four books with topics ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) group of female pilots who flew during World War II.

Author Visit: Brian Grogan (“A Little Child Shall Lead Them”)
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 (10 a.m.)
Moton Museum (Farmville, Va.)

Author Visit: Patricia O’Connell Pearson (“We Are Your Children, Too”)
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 (4 p.m.)
Moton Museum (Farmville, Va.)

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