Reaching for the Moon: The Story of Barbara Johns

Join us Tuesday, April 17th from 5-7pm as Theresa G performs a one-woman play based on the life of Barbara Johns, the young 16 year-old who led the historic 1951 Moton High School Student Strike in Farmville, Virginia.

Theresa G is a radio/television personality and actor in Richmond, Virginia and the owner of G Communications, a company specializing in voice-overs, motivational speaking and character portrayals. As a writer, producer and talk show host, Ms. G. has interviewed many personalities including Pastor Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, Bishop T. D. Jakes and former First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton. Through her original writings, she embodies such notable historic characters as Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Sally Hemmings, and now Barbara Johns.

This special event is co-hosted by Longwood University’s Student Government Association, Black Student Association, and Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion.

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