C.G. Gordon Moss was a professor of history at Longwood College from 1944-1969. He served as department chair from 1947-1960 and dean of the faculty from 1960-1964. During the school closings in Prince Edward County from 1959-1964, Moss became an outspoken advocate of reopening the schools and of equality and justice for all Americans. The C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture features historians who study democracy, social justice, and social activism in American history. The C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture is sponsored by the Moton Museum, Greenwood Library, Longwood University Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, and the Office of Academic Affairs.
Past C.G. Gordon Moss Lectures have included Dr. Patricia Sullivan, Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and Dr. J. Michael Utzinger, Elliott Professor of Religion at Hampden-Sydney College and Moton Museum Resident Scholar.