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Cameron Patterson is the executive director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum (Moton), a National Historic Landmark, that preserves and constructively interprets the history of Civil Rights in Education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the leading role its citizens played in America’s transition from segregation towards integration.
Since joining Moton in January of 2017, Cameron has led efforts to grow staffing support, increase Moton’s presence across the commonwealth, solidify a thriving partnership with Longwood University, increase programs, and expand resources for young visitors. Professionally Cameron is actively involved as a member of the Virginia Museum Association and the American Association for State & Local History where he takes an active interest in promoting museum advocacy efforts at all levels of government.
Before joining Moton, Cameron worked in numerous roles within Student Affairs at Longwood University. Cameron is actively involved in the local community and across the Commonwealth, supporting several different organizations and initiatives. Most recently, Cameron was appointed by Governor Ralph S. Northam to serve as a member of the Virginia African American Advisory Board. Cameron also serves as a member of the State Board of Directors for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Planning Commission, and Prince Edward Christmas Mother board member.
A Lynchburg, Virginia, native, he graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Science in History, and a Master’s in Counselor Education.