Moton Jazz Concert

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by staff






To celebrate the impending 101st birthday of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, and the historical and cultural significance of jazz music as a whole, the Robert Russa Moton Museum will be hosting a jazz concert on Saturday, February 24th. The enormously talented Desiree Roots will be performing her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, featuring a set of some of Ella’s most notable songs and accompanied by highly-acclaimed local jazz musicians.

The Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald will take place at the Moton Museum, located at 900 Griffin Boulevard in Farmville, Virginia. The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th, and is free and open to the public

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The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Posted on January 28th, 2018 by staff

February 13th | 6:30 p.m. | Moton Museum Auditorium 

“The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” as performed by Diane Faison is a glimpse into the life of Harriet, some of her thoughts on the Underground Railroad and some of her driving inspirations. The 50 minute performance has been called “breathtaking”, “riveting”, and “inspired and inspiring”. The one-woman show is designed to entertain and educate people of all ages

Collaborative Professional Development Opportunity

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by staff


On February 13th Moton will participate in a new workshop, “Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate.”

This workshop will provide educators with the tools to engage students in a dialog about diversity and social awareness as it relates to their curriculum and the everyday lives of students. The workshop will be held at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and the Moton Museum

Other organizations that are participating include the Longwood Center for the Visual ArtsVirginia Holocaust Museum, and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Please visit the link for more information or contact Mindy Pierson at

VCIC Workshop Flyer

VCIC Registration Flyer


Launch of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Posted on January 17th, 2018 by staff

Two Virginia locations have been included with a newly-launched website for the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

In partnership with Travel South USA, the U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a collection of more than 100 churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks primarily in the Southern states where activists challenged segregation in the 1950s and 1960s to advance social justice. Virginia locations include the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville and the Civil Rights Memorial in Richmond.

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is the national center for the study of Civil Rights in Education. Formerly Robert Russa Moton High School, the museum was the site of the first non-violent student demonstration in 1951. This action led to the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education case before the U.S. Supreme Court that mandated equal education for all Americans, a hallmark in the civil rights movement. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1998.

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2018 Moton Community Banquet

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by staff

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.
Longwood Health & Fitness Center

The Moton Museum invites you to our seventh annual Moton Community Banquet. This night brings together all members of our community to recognize our donors and to honor our local civil rights history when the courage and sacrifices of young people and their families expanded equality for all Americans.

This year our keynote speaker will be Mrs. Nadine Marsh-Carter. Mrs. Marsh-Carter is the daughter of the Honorable Henry Marsh, one of the lawyers in the Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Home Society of Richmond. She is also a former member of the Richmond City School Board and a community advocate.

Show your support for the Banquet by

  • becoming a sponsor
  • purchasing a table,
  • purchasing an individual ticket
  • advertising in our souvenir

If you would like to advertise in our souvenir program, become a sponsor, or purchase a table, then please contact Sherre Atkins, Guest Services Manager at 434.315.8775 (ext.6) or stop by the museum for a visit. If you would like to purchase an individual ticket, then you can do so through our Eventbrite page.

Purchase Individual Tickets at Eventbrite