Honoring the Legacy of Rev. L. Francis Griffin
The Rev. L. Francis Griffin observance is held on or in the days leading up to his September 15 birthdate and seeks to honor the contributions of this iconic civil rights leader. Rev. Griffin worked here in Prince Edward County and beyond to help lead the struggle for racial equality. This observance is marked with a reflection upon the integral role that faith played in the life of Rev. L. Francis Griffin. Activities of reflection and remembrance are planned at the museum as we offer tribute to Rev. Griffin for his courageous leadership.
Rev. Griffin was known locally and nationally as the “fighting preacher,” a civil rights advocate who helped to led the fight for civil rights in education and was a voice of opposition to the decision by Prince Edward County to close the public schools rather than integrate.