Secretary Stoney to keynote Moton Community Banquet October 10th

Posted on September 21st, 2015 by staff

Virginia’s Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney is set to deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual Moton Community Banquet on Saturday, October 10, 2015. This year’s event will be held at Longwood University’s Health & Fitness Center from 6:00-8:30PM.

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Tickets on sale now – Fifth Annual Moton Community Banquet, October 10th

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by staff

The fifth annual Moton Community Banquet takes place Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 6:00-8:30PM at the Longwood University Health & Fitness Center in Farmville, Virginia.

To become a sponsor, purchase a ticket or table, or advertise, simply download and return our banquet order form (pdf); visit the Moton Store, Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00PM; or call us at 434-315-8775 ext 6.  The deadline is September 30th.

Moton strike featured on Travel Channel

Posted on September 13th, 2015 by staff

On Friday night, September 4th, over half a million Americans were introduced to Prince Edward County’s Barbara Johns and the 1951 Moton Student Strike.  The story of the courageous, young, civil rights pioneers was featured on season 3, episode 10 of the Travel Channel show, Mysteries at the Monument.

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Rapsody, Add-2 to perform at Moton, Thursday, September 17

Posted on September 12th, 2015 by staff

Fresh off Kendrick Lamar’s explosive ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ EP, Rapsody is bringing real hip-hop to South Central Virginia on Thursday, September 17th.

Catch her and Jamla Records label-mate, ADD-2, for an unforgettable free show at historic Moton, emceed by Richmond native, Blair Ebony “DJ B.E.” Smith, with special guest opening act, local favorite Nina Ross.  Doors open at 8PM, with the show set to begin at 9PM.

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Op-Ed: Moton, Longwood leaders announce affiliation, first scholarship winner

Posted on July 7th, 2015 by staff

Moton Council Chair Dorothy Holcomb, Moton Board of Trustees and Council member Joy Cabarrus Speakes, and Longwood University President Taylor Reveley authored an opinion piece in the July 8, 2015 edition of the Farmville Herald announcing the finalization of the partnership between the Museum and the University.  They also announced the first winner of the Moton Legacy scholarship.  Read the full announcement here.

Text of Covenant between Moton Museum and Longwood.